Oct 012017
 

Dear Church Family and Friends,

Today we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper as the body of Christ.  The Lord’s Supper is one of the ordinances that the church is commanded to observe, but it is often misunderstood.

The Lord’s Supper does not make you a Christian; it indicates that you are a Christian.  None of us is born as a Christian; we must be born again to be a Christian.  If you have never made a decision to surrender your life to Jesus Christ, then you should not take the Lord’s Supper.  In fact, it would be wrong for you to take the Lord’s Supper.  Here is why: The bread and the juice are symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.  When we take them, we are claiming that we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and this is necessary to celebrate the Lord’s Supper appropriately.  The Bible states:  “Whoever eats the bread or drinks from the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner shall be guilty of the body and blood of the LORD,” (1 Corinthians 11:27).  So, what should we do to ensure that we are celebrating the Lord’s Supper appropriately?  The Bible tells us:  “Let a person examine himself; in this way let him eat the bread and drink the cup,” (1 Corinthians 11:28).

The Lord’s Supper is a glorious observance of the unity of the body of Christ.  Everyone who legitimately takes the Lord’s Supper has previously had the same general experiences with Jesus:  we have received Him as Lord and Savior, publicly declared Him as our Lord and Savior through our testimony and baptism, and have partaken of the Lord’s Supper to symbolize our union with Christ and His church.  If you have not received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and publicly declared Jesus as Lord and Savior, why not do it today?  “Behold, now is the acceptable time, behold, now is the day of salvation,” (2 Corinthians 6:2b)

May God continue to bless you through your communion with Christ.

Pastor George

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