This meditation was given at Christ Church Downtown on Nov 7 AD 2021.
In my exhortation earlier I encouraged you all to remember that the church is indeed one.
Despite our many differences, we are united by a common faith in Christ, and we are all part of one Body which has Christ as its head.
And yet while our oneness is a fundamental attribute of the church that can never be denied, it is still something that we must continually strive for and maintain at the same time. To do this we must avoid unnecessary divisions and conflicts which strike at and strain our fellowship and unity.
And it is here at this table where we find a means of grace toward that end.
It is here in this sacrament called communion where we all partake together as one.
For this table is the Lord’s and this table is one. It stretches across the earth and across time, and at it sits the Lord and His Bride.
As we partake of this bread and wine week after week, the Father delights in continuing to answer Christ’s prayer—that all who believe in Him would be made one in His perfect love.
So come, and welcome, to Jesus Christ.