The Lord’s Supper: Losing Your Life and Finding It

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. Matthew 16:24-25

Did you know that the act of partaking in the Lord’s Supper is linked to the passage above in a profound way?

The teaching below was given at a house meeting in Bloemfontein at the end of 2011. We gathered for our monthly love feast and shared the Word. Someone read an encouraging passage from the Bible, and the conversation turned to recent world events and the unprecedented anxiety experienced by millions all over the globe.

The teaching that ensued was not prepared. I certainly had never put it together in my mind as it came out. In fact, I was instructed just like everyone else. It was never intended as a sermon or podcast. What you will hear is a brother sharing with other brothers and sisters.

The Word, just like the bread that we broke that morning, is intended to be shared. And so I post the audio here for those who may be interested. There is some discussion at the beginning, which you may want to skip. The Scripture reading, followed by the teaching, is about 3 minutes into the recording.

May the Lord bless and instruct you as you listen to it, and please feel free to comment.

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