Posts made in September, 2008

The Lords Supper: Its Preparation, Reception, and Application

Posted by on Sep 28, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 The Larger Catechism of the Westminster Confession of Faith gives some very clear and helpful instruction on how to prepare for the Lord’s Supper, as well as how to receive it and apply it. Take careful note, Q. 171: How are they that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper to prepare themselves before they come into it? A: They that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper are, before they come, to prepare themselves thereunto, by examining themselves of their being in Christ, of their sins and wants; of the truth and measure of their knowledge,...

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The Lord’s Supper: Its Blessings for the Believer

Posted by on Sep 21, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Christ sustains us throughout our life, through being in relationship with Him and his church. By faith we feed upon Him and are ministered to by Him. During the Lord’s Supper, we renew, rekindle, re-ignite our passion and commitment to Christ. Tangible form, spiritual reality. “Whoever feeds on me, he will also live in me.” Feeding on Christ. He is present in the hearts of those who believe. Text: John 6:52-59 What does our Lord give his disciples as they partake of the Lord’s Supper? Or, stated more plainly–what are the blessings received by the Believer from...

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The Lord’s Supper: Its Proper Recipients

Posted by on Sep 14, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:27-34 Who should participate in the Lord’s Supper? Some churches have an open Communion where any who wish to participate are welcome to the Lord’s Table. Other churches have a closed Communion where only those who are members of the local church are welcomed to the Table. Our own church practices a close Communion where all baptized Christians who are members in good standing of any evangelical church are welcome to participate in the Lord’s Table. What do we mean by this? Baptized = meaning that they have received the sign and the seal of entrance...

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The Lord’s Supper: Its Proper Observation

Posted by on Sep 7, 2008 in Rev. Serven

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-26 The church in Corinth was a very troubled congregation. As a result, Paul’s first epistle reads more like a laundry list of maladies, than a letter of spiritual encouragement. Nevertheless, the Lord was busily building his church in Corinth—even through the intense fire of schism and selfishness. It is also evident that the church combined a fellowship meal, or “love feast”, with the Lord’s Supper. In theory there was nothing wrong with this practice, but in reality it proved to be a stumbling-block in the life of the church. Here was the basic problem—wealthy...

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