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Friday, March 15, 2013

Brenda Smith's word of broke, part 2

Our redemption came through a broken Savior. (I Corinthians 11:24) “And when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.” In this Scripture our Lord makes an amazing and, often overlooked, statement.  Does Jesus want us to remember him as The greatest Teacher to ever teach…The greatest Leader to ever lead…The greatest Healer to ever heal…The greatest Man to ever live?
Jesus wants His believers, followers, and disciples to remember Him for His cross, His shed blood, His sacrificial death, His broken body.  This is the breakdown of the Scripture above:
Bread – Every day of Jesus’ life He had eaten bread. He is the Bread of Life.
Gave thanks – Jesus wasn’t simply thanking God for the bread, but He was anticipating what He was about to do. The “bread” was His “body.”
He break it –  Jesus leads the way.
This is my body – Jesus was connecting the dots of His disciples.
Which is broken – That body of Jesus was battered, bruised, bloody, broken. Jesus was punched and slapped, crowned with thorns, His back was plowed with a cat of nine-tails, His beard was pulled from His face, His hands and feet were nailed to the cross, every bone of His body would be torn out of joint – He was broken and HE GAVE THANKS!!
For you – That is the disciples then and for us now.
THURSDAY'S WORD will be dedicated to Jesus and the Cross this month.  We are going to honor Him and thank Him for all He did for us.
May God continue to bless you is my prayer.
Brenda Smith  - Bible Study: “Brokenness, the way to Blessedness.” Lake Worth Baptist Church

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