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September 7, 2018, 9:37 AM

Uncomfortable with God's Communion


I Corinthians 11:27: 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.

So far in our new series we have talked about being “Uncomfortable with God’s Charity (love)” and being “Uncomfortable with God’s Commands” this week we are going to talk about being “Uncomfortable with God’s Communion”.

I feel it is sad, but I have known people that have told me that they did not feel worthy to take communion, so they would skip church on the Sunday we had the LORD’s Supper.

If you read verse 22 Paul says “What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in?” Paul was teaching that the LORD’s supper was not a meal and the place to eat a meal for your physical nourishment was at home. If you are trying to use the LORD’s supper as a “meal” you are doing it in an “unworthy manner”.

We will talk more about the issue of sin and the observance of communion this coming Sunday but let me encourage you to read I John 1:9 and think about what it is saying. It is a small word, but it has great meaning in that verse and it is the word “ALL”. God forgives ALL our sin when we confess it to Him!

We are not observing the LORD’s supper to GET HIM TO FORGIVE, Jesus already died for our sins and all we have to do is trust Him and ask for His forgiveness and it will be done, once and for all. Once we have a relationship with Jesus thru faith then each time we have the opportunity to observe communion we are celebrating what Jesus has done for us.

Join me this Sunday as we celebrate communion!

 

Prayer needs: Betty Atkin’s sister, Janlyn Begg’s grandfather-Loy Garner, Pat Smith, Bryce Potts, Shelby Borton, Darlene Terry, Dan Fryer, Alyssa Fryer (traveling to Arkansas this weekend), Rain

 

MISSION EMPHISIS: Operation Shoe Box! Get a box, fill a box, share God’s love with children around the world.

 

WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Sept. 4th @ 9:30 am “Joy in the Morning”… (No other gods)

Sept. 13th @ 6:30 pm “Joy in the Evening”…(Sweeter than chocolate)

Secret Sister’s fill out your forms and turn them in to the office , secret sisters is starting soon!

 

 

Coming Soon:

CAR SHOW MEETING: Tuesday, Sept. 4th @ 7pm

SERNIOR ADULT REVIVAL: Sept. 16th -19th

Sunday service will be @FBC Clyde @ 6pm

Monday service will be @ FBC Baird @ 10:30 am

Tuesday service will be @ FBC Eula @ 10:30 am

Wednesday service will be HERE AT POTOSI @ 10:30 am

 

GOSPEL CONCERT

Sunday, 23rd at 6pm, THE TEXANS

 

We will have CHURCH AT HOME this coming Sunday evening. I suggest that we all use the message of LORD’s Supper from I Cor. 11:23-26 and share more about the importance of observing it to our families and as a family. You may want to read some other important verses like I John 1:9 and Romans 3:23 and 5:8 and 6:23 and talk about God’s forgiveness.

 

One More Thing:

My first prayer is that we will not have too many folks out for the holiday weekend, but my next thought is a prayer. “LORD, keep everyone safe who is traveling this weekend.” If you are going camping or going to be away this weekend, let me encourage you to “take worship with you”. No matter where you go block off some time either alone or with those you are going to see to Celebrate the Cross and read and share together passages of scripture about Jesus giving His life on the cross for us. If you feel comfortable (that seems odd to say since we are preaching about “being uncomfortable”), get some grape juice and crackers and have a “LORD’s supper” with your family.

 

Be safe this weekend, be in worship wherever you are.

Your pastor and friend

Bro. Keith


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