On the first Sunday of the month we come together at the Lord’s Table.
This is an important part of how we worship God. Like all aspects of how we worship God we look to God in His Word to direct us how to do so.
In 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 God gives specific instruction to the church as to how we are to go about this. In this passage we are told: ‘Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup.’ – verses 27-28
What should we each examine ourselves on?
- Have I been born again by the power of the Holy Spirit, and am I trusting only in Christ for my salvation?
- Am I seeking to live a godly life and not excusing sin?
- Am I truly united with my brothers and sisters with whom I am now about to eat the Lord’s Supper here?
- Am I actively committed to brothers and sisters in Christ, in a local church that faithfully preaches the truth and that I trust to care for my soul?
Please click here if you would like to read more about the scriptural rationale about the above four points.
If you sincerely agree with the above we would love it if you were able to join us at the Lord’s Table. If you are uncertain, or feel your circumstances deserve special consideration, please talk with one of the elders about it‚ we are here to help.
If you do join us, and wish to continue coming to the Lord’s Table in the future, then as Elders who ‘watch out for your soul, as those who must give account’ (Hebrews 13:17) we would like to take an opportunity over the next month to meet up with you to get to know you better and help you in your spiritual life.
The Lord’s Supper is a part of corporate worship, not just an individual matter (1 Corinthians 10:16-17). In 1 Corinthians 11, the Lord holds the whole church responsible for the conduct of the Lord’s Supper (see verses 17, 20, 30-32).
To see that the Lord’s Supper continues to be edifying for you and everyone else, if you are not a member but wish to continue coming to the Lord’s Table, we would like to catch up to get to know you better over the next month.
Even if you don’t participate in the Lord’s Supper you are more than welcome to stay and watch.
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