Jesus told His disciples to take the Lord’s Supper and to do it in remembrance of Him. Why? He wanted them to remember Him. He said, “This do in remembrance of me.” He was telling them, “Don’t forget me.” (Read I Corinthians 11:24). The Lord wants you to remember what He did for you on the cross. You should never forget that Jesus died for you. It is wonderful that Jesus lived a perfect life and it is wonderful that He died for you. Because of His death, you have life in God. If Jesus had not died, then you would not be saved. Don’t forget what The Lord did for you. Jesus Christ died for you, you need to live for Him. Every day of your life remember what He did for you. Never, never forget Him. Always remember and be thankful you are saved from Hell. Be thankful you are going to Heaven!
Never Forget the Cross – Jesus died on the cross about 2,000 years ago. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, came to this earth and lived a perfect life. He was kind and good. Jesus helped many people. He healed the lame, the blind and the deaf. He even raised people from the dead and made them alive. Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died for your sins and suffered much. He suffered in your place for your sins. He did not complain. He loved you very much. Jesus did not have to die, but He gave His life for you. He died for you. Jesus suffered for you. You need to live for Him. After Jesus had fellowship with His disciples, He went into the Garden of Gethsemane to pray. As Jesus and His disciples left the garden, Judas and some soldiers came to capture Jesus. The soldiers, the Jews and other people did many terrible things to Jesus. Jesus suffered many things for us.
You should never forget to be thankful for Jesus Who died for you. The cruel soldiers took Jesus from the garden and led him to the court of the Jews. In the court place the soldiers covered the eyes of Jesus and asked Him to tell the names of the persons slapping and spitting on Him. Jesus was taken to another place where King Herod made fun of Him and mocked Him. Then Jesus was taken to Pilate. Pilate did not know what to do with Jesus. Pilate could find no fault in Him, but he was afraid to free Him. Pilate asked the people to free Jesus or a bad man named Barabbas. The people said, free Barabbas and kill Jesus. The people hated Jesus and said, “…Crucify him, crucify him.”
The soldiers again took Jesus. They took the clothes of Jesus and put a purple robe on Him and mocked Him as a king. The soldiers were very cruel and mean. They pulled the beard from Jesus’ face. They put a crown of thorns upon His head and then beat upon the crown with a stick. They spat upon Jesus again and made fun of Him. The soldiers then scourged (beat with a whip) Jesus. They beat Him and His body was cut and torn. When they had finished beating Him they made Him carry His cross to Calvary. On the hill of Calvary the soldiers laid Jesus upon the cross and drove nails into His hands and feet. They lifted the cross into the air and let it fall into a hole. As the cross fell into the hole, Jesus’ hands and feet were torn. Jesus did not become angry. He loved the people. He prayed, “Father, forgive them…” The people came to the cross and mocked Jesus. Then He looked to Heaven and said, “…It is finished…” Jesus died on the cross. (Read St. John 19.) Why did Jesus suffer these things? He suffered in your place. He loved you. He died so your sins could be forgiven. Because Jesus died for you, you need to live for Him. Every Christian should say with love in his heart, “Thank you, Jesus, for dying for me.”