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July 29, 2016, 9:25 AM

Lord's Supper

Therefore, whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the LORD in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the LORD.

For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the LORD’s body.

These are verses (I Corinthians 11:27 and 29) that in my opinion get miss used and are too often misunderstood. Sadly, thru the years I have observed people uses these as the excuse verses for not observing the LORD’s Supper.

We will talk about what these verses mean more this coming Sunday as we worship by observing the LORD’s Supper together. Let me share a couple of quick thoughts though one is that the Bible says “WE ALL HAVE SINNED AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY OF GOD” in Romans 3:23 and that means all of us have already sinned and fallen short of God’s glory. We can’t do anything to be any WORTHIER to observe the LORD’S supper than we can to receive HIS SALVATION! Our salvation is by and thru God’s grace! Until we get to heaven each and every time we observe the LORD’s supper we will be doing it as unworthy people saved only by God’s grace.

Before you read more look at verse 11:29 and read it again and this time see if you can find the missing word. Just before the word judgment there is no “the”. If the word “the” was there it could be talking about “the judgment” but since it is not how we observe or the condition, we may be in when we do may affect God’s discipline. We may be a Christian and we are not going to lose our salvation but God may discipline us for our behavior, attitude or unforgiven sins.

We can take the LORD’s supper in an unworthy manner but the unworthy manner is about our relationship with God and whether we are taking it seriously or haphazardly.

I pray that you will join me this Sunday as observe the LORD’S SUPPER in our morning worship service.

We are just one week away from beginning our Super Summer Sunday Services! We will host the first service Sunday August 7th at 6pm. We will then go to Elmdale the next week and then Eula and then Hamby. I pray you will join us each week for this great time of fellowship and worship with our sister churches.

 

SPECIAL CALLED BUSINESS MEETING

We will have a called meeting on Sunday, August 7th at 4pm to discuss allowing Sovereign Grace Classical School to use some of our facilities for their school. This is a called meeting just for this item of business.  The school is actually in conversation with a downtown church and this meeting may possibly get canceled if everything works out with this other church location. Please be praying for the school and for their future school needs. For those who may not know our connection to this school is that this is the school our Marc Collier (Mike and Michelle’s) son attends.

 

NEWSLETTER NEWS

We have the ability now to put our newsletter on the website and make it look professional. Our new website is giving us many more options that we did not have in the past. Beginning this month our newsletter will be on the website so make a visit to the website and check it out. We have paid for our yearly permit to “land mail” our newsletter so we are not going to stop mailing them until the permit is up. Most people have the capability of receiving and getting the newsletter via the web so when our permit is up we will switch from mailing them “all” to only mailing the ones that have to be mailed. This will not happen till the end of the year but we want to start the conversation now so we can get a good count of the addresses that DO NOT have internet access.

Prayer needs: Dale Dozier (is in hospice care please pray for Dale and for his family), Paula Davis (is in Hendrick and at this time which is early Friday morning ICU), Glenda Satterwhite and family (death of her brother), Mary Andrews (Nancy Hall’s mother)

 

Thanks for your prayers! See you in worship and Bible Study!

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith


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