In Remembrance of Me
"In remembrance of me." We know that Christ said this a few times in the New Testament. We see this in Luke 22:19: "[W]hen He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me." And again in 1 Corinthians 11:24-25: "[A]nd when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
Here both times it is used to refer to the taking of the Lord's Supper. But are there other things we should be doing in remebrance of Christ? We should always remember the examples he gave us by the way he lived on this earth and by the way he treated people. He was wanting to teach and use them to spread the gospel!
If we look in John 4:9-10 we can see how he treats a woman who most, if not all, Jews would have not looked at, much less talked to.
Therefore the Samaritan woman said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask me for a drink since I am a Samaritan woman?" (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered and said to her, "If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, 'Give Me a drink,' you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water."
And Christ goes on telling her about herself, and the living water he has to offer her. In the end she goes and tells her village about the Christ and what he has to offer. And many came to see and to talk with him.
Can we say we have ever done this? Would we do that today with someone we may dislike? Or do we just turn our back on them, not worried about their soul? Would that behavior be in remebrance of Christ?
As we can see in Paul's writings in Colossians 3:11-17:
"...[T]here is no distinction between Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave and freeman, but Christ is all, and in all. So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you. Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."
Here Paul is saying we should be Christ-like. So if we are doing these things, we will be living our lives in remebrance of Christ and walking in his footsteps (1 John 2:5-6).
There are many examples of what it looks like to apply this phrase in the word of God, so always be looking for instances where we can "do this in remebrance of Me." And truly do them, so in the end Christ can say you truly lived your life in remembrance of him and welcome you to heaven.