Grace, Gratitude, Glory - These three words summarize the meaning of the Lord's Supper, the preaching of the Gospel, the message of the Bible.
We live in an age where there is a great call for originality and novelty. Often, people lose their bearings. They don't know what to believe. In such a time as this, we need teaching which is both simple and profound - simple enough to state clearly the message of the Lord's Supper, the Gospel and the Bible; profound in a way that makes us conscious that, in the Lord's Supper, the Gospel and the Bible, we are in contact with Someone greater than ourselves - the God of grace, the God of glory. As we consider this God - the God of grace, the God of glory, we must allow our hearts, and not only our minds, to be deeply affected, so that, from our hearts, there arises a song of thanksgiving.
"Give thanks with a grateful heart, Give thanks to the Holy One, Give thanks because He's given Jesus Christ, His Son" (Power Praise, 39).
"I'm forever grateful to You, I'm forever grateful for the cross, I'm forever grateful to You, That You came to seek and save the lost" (Power Praise, 195).
Grace, Gratitude Glory
How is our faith strengthened as we celebrate the Lord's Supper, reading the Bible, and hearing the preaching of the Gospel? We read John 6:53-55. We ask, "Are we to understand this literally?" No. Just as bread and water is needed to sustain physical life, so Jesus Christ is needed to sustain spiritual life or eternal life - "without Me you can do nothing" (John 15:5).