Sustains — The Body of Christ Series


Message Notes

Summary: Jesus sustains our faith in many ways, but one of the most important is in the eating and drinking of Holy Communion.

Key Link:

The Comedic trope is known technically as “Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die.”

Key Catechism:

Who, then, receives this sacrament worthily?
Fasting and bodily preparation are in fact a fine external discipline, but a person who has faith in these words, “given for you” and “shed for you for the forgiveness of sin,” is really worthy and well prepared. However, a person who does not believe these words or doubts them is unworthy and unprepared, because the words “for you” require truly believing hearts.

Key Scripture: “When many of [Jesus’] disciples heard it, they said, ‘This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?’” — John 6:60

Key Scripture: “Simon Peter answered [Jesus], ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.’” — John 6:68

Key Scripture: “And [Jesus] said, ‘For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted by the Father.’” — John 6:65

Life Application: When you receive Communion, remember that it sustains you and the reason it does this is because Jesus makes it so.