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Rev. Peter Greiner

Sun 5 Jun

This morning we take a part in the Lord's Supper and remeber what God has done for his people in sending Jesus to die on a Roman cross for us. Each time we take part, we are reminded that Jesus left the glories of heaven, came to earth, suffered, was nailed to a cross and shed His blood so we could be paprt of the Kingdom of God. There is no other way to gain entry into a perfect kingdom then through trusting in what God has done for us. The danger in taking part in the Lord's Supper is that it can lose its significance because we have taken part many times before. We can lose sight of the fact that God is the holy God. We think we can approach God when we want to on our terms. This is the attitude of heart exposed in Hosea Chapter 6 where the people having gone through misery decide to return to God and seek healing and restoration. Their intentions are admirable. And we would cheer them on for having realized they need to turn to God and acknowledge Him in all their ways. But there appears to be something missing in their turning to God. We acknowledge the good intentions to turn. But they don't appear to take stock of the fact they have sinned against a holy God. The chapter points out to them some of the horrible sins they have committed. May we not lose sight of the fact that we are in the presence of a holy  god. A holy god who loved us so much that He enables us to come into His presence.