“Do this in remembrance of Me.” We as Christians call this occasion the Memorial. We set aside one day a year the 14th of Nisan the anniversary of our Lord’s death and partake of the “bread” [Our Lord's body broken for us] and the wine [Our Lord's blood shed as the Ransom]. We observe this night on its anniversary and not on a daily or weekly routine which tends to make it all too common place.
Sermon–Br. Frank Shallieu-The Scriptures by way of the Apostles just give the cold hard facts of the crucifixion of our Lord and Savior, because it is important to establish the fact of the event of paying the Ransom for Adam and securing Atonement. At the time of the Memorial (Passover), Jesus says “Do this in memory of Me” This sermon goes beyond the cold facts and enters into Jesus’ sufferings and anguish at his last moments. Given April 8, 1984
Christ our Ransom, the Son of The Man-Adam. As by one man sin and death entered the world, so by one man, Jesus our Ransom was sin canceled out and life restored to this dying race. Jesus truly was the “corresponding price (ransom)” for Father Adam. Each year at the anniversary of his death he asks us to remember him. This discourse is a remembrance of the agony and shame that our Lord and Savoiur born on our behalf to rescue us from sin and death. Halleluiah What a Savoiur!
An assigned convention discourse digging into a deeper understanding of Jesus character and work. By Br. Frank Shallieu. Given May 1985
Many Christians like to discount the Old Testament as passé and unimportant to the Christian, but in the book of Corinthians the 10th chapter the Apostle Paul is informing the Christian of the importance of understanding the Old Testament. Here he shows us how the typical Israelite during the time of the Exodus pictures us. How they were baptized under the cloud and ate manna and were given water to drink under the direction of Moses, a great than Moses is here and we are given spiritual food and water by Christ. We as Christians also have the tendency to murmur and complain against the Lord. Just as God was displeased with Israel for that, H will likewise be wroth with us for our lack of appreciation of all that He has given to us. Let us not fall into the same temptations that natural Israel did. Next Paul explains the spiritual significance of the Passover and the emblems of the bread and the wine and our participation in Christ’s sufferings.
Jesus as the great “corresponding price” the Ransom, had to take the sinners place. He had to experience what Father Adam experienced. Just as Adam felt shame and hid behind the tree, our Lord had to feel that shame and was disgracefully exposed in front of the tree. Adam was born the King of humanity, but lost that crown and was cursed with thorns and thistles. Likewise Jesus who is our king and was the King of the Jews was robed in kingly apparel in his last moments and crowned with the cursed thorns. Both betrayals took place in a garden and Satan was behind both. All these instances and more come to mind when we take time to consider the price the Lord paid at Calvary.