Back to the Cross

Pastor David Petersen preached a great sermon last Sunday on Matthew 15.  You can check it out here.  Right in the middle of the sermon he said, “Everything goes back to the cross and the Holy communion brings the cross back to us.”  Our whole theology is the cross of Christ and it is Christ who brings that cross – His cross – back to us each week in the Sacrament of the Altar.  Not only do we hear about it and read it, but we actually participate in it.  In a way that effects our reality, Christ continues as the I AM in creation.  Not only is His finger in creation, but His finger continues to be part of creation.  God became a man that he might bring life and salvation to you.  He continues to be a man and continues to come into our midst, dwelling with His people in the Sacrament of the Altar, in the preaching of His Word, and in the forgiving of sins.