Disciples follow Christ in seeking to save life, despite uncertainty, proclaiming the kingdom, without turning back.
Christ calls His People to these things likewise:
Giving us life...that we may more fully see the value and worth of life.
Giving us certainty of salvation in Him...that the world’s uncertainty becomes of no concern.
Giving us the Gospel of the Kingdom...that the faltering and falling kingdoms of this world do not dissuade us.
Giving us work to do and a direction to set our face towards; incorporating us into a new family...that the goal and purpose of our human families and work may be pointed towards Him.
We have been redeemed through Christ, and yet the cares and responsibilities of the world often compete with us for our attention.
This is one great reason to come to the Lord’s Table and partake of the Eucharist—the thanksgiving meal—each and every Lord’s Day. This bread and wine re-orients our eyes on the trajectory of discipleship, declares to us the new life and salvation of the kingdom of God and our peace with one another through Christ.
All of our other acts of discipleship can be traced back to this.
Come, and eat and drink, and declare that the Kingdom of God is here.