I have explained in another article what I consider the best understanding of Matthew 26:19. This blog stresses the devotional thought from there. Remember that it’s essential to the Master’s institution of the Lord’s Supper. And the meaning of the Supper relates entirely to his sacrificial death for sins, our renewed life in discipleship AND the new body believers inherit after Christ returns.
With that understanding, only the Christians who proclaim his sacrifice as the reason he came—to be the SAVIOR, Christ the Lord, Luke 2:11—and who proclaim that reality as Christianity’s primary message, truly represent Jesus before the unsaved. The rest may preach a pleasing message, but not God’s primary message. No matter what the unsaved sinners want to hear, this they must hear because it’s God’s Priority outreach to them.
Let us be warned: however methods change, God’s message does not. And we must not delete from the Gospel the essential that distinguishes it from all other messages. We must NEVER reduce to secondary or tertiary what God demands FIRST. LOST the unsaved are, and they remain lost till they accept what God says finds them. They must accept that truth about themselves before they’re candidates for conversion.
They can be won to a program without that emphasis; to a church fellowship without it; to a small group study without it. But they’re won to Christ only through admitting they’re sinners and he’s the SAVIOR!