Tonight we are celebrating the Lord's Supper.
Pastor Ascol usually preaches in an expository manner, but this morning he departed from that. He had a topical sermon about the gospel and what it is. As I reflect about the sermon and about the coming Lord's supper, I can't help but be reminded of my inherent sin nature - confronted with it daily. BUT FOR CHRIST there is no hope . . .BUT FOR CHRIST there is no forgiveness. . . BUT FOR CHRIST there is no redemption. . .BUT FOR CHRIST there is no future (well, there is but it isn't a good one). We need to be continually be reminded about the gospel of Christ. Like Pastor Ascol said, that is how we have REAL life.
Adding to that, that is how we also have REAL joy.