Remembering the Mandate
2 Feb 2002, Pr George Porter
(George is Thornleigh's Church Pastor)
TITLE: REMEMBERING THE MANDATE
THEME: HOLY COMMUNION - We are Disciples of Christ
SCRIPTURE READING: Matthew 28:19-20 10:24-25
Recently I spent a week in a large modern dormitory which was fitted out with high tech digital fire warning systems. The system required that the dormitory shower room's windows be closed and sealed at all times. To break the rule upset the exhaust fan system and excess steam from hot showers could set the alarms off which were also connected to the local fire station.
An unknown visitor opened the windows and you guessed it. At 7.00 a.m. the alarm went off. A recorded voice instructed all occupants to leave the building immediately. I was about to enter the shower . Dilemma ! I wrapped a towel around me and left the building with all other people.
It was a false alarm. The fire chief arrived and was not amused. Her gave the Dormitory Manager a mandate. That if the rules were broken again severe fines would be imposed on the owners. Before the fire Officer left he reminded the servant ( dormitory manager) of his mandate.
HUMBLE SERVANTS - Feet Washing
Our Chief Fire Fighter Gave us a Mandate Matt 28: 19-20
Disciples Make Disciples & Continue as Disciples/ Servants
Matt 10: 24-25 Disciple/ Servants are as their Master/Lord and Humble
Shows a strong Commitment to Christ & Teachable spirit
Luke 14:26,27,33 Forsake all for Christ Loyal & Loving Spirit.
John 13:15 "Whatsoever I command" His Command to wash each others feet.
Wash Feet To remind us we are humble servant/disciples as He was.
HOLY COMMUNION SUPPER
His Body - Flesh : Disciple Bread
John 8:31-32 Disciples Continue in Word Know Truth/ Free
His Body - Blood: Disciple Life
John 13:34 His Love our Love. Life is Love. His Command
FINAL WORD AND REMINDER for Disciples.
John 15: 8 Humble Obedient Loving Disciples. Continually bear fruit = Disciple Makers
Holy Communion is a Continual Disciple reminder.
Enjoy Feasting On Jesus.
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