Saturday, May 3, 2014

Sunday Circles - Communion

Sunday Circles
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Hymn: Blessed Redeemer
Memory Verse: Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,
And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.

Lesson: Communion

                Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of First principle

First Principle: The Broken Body  
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:24
And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
Question: How was His body broken?  
Follow Up Question: What are some of the benefits we receive from partaking of the broken body of Christ? 
Conclusion: Isaiah prophesied concerning Messiah, that He would be wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities, chastised for our peace, and that we would be healed by the stripes on His broken body. The communion bread represents the body of Christ that was broken for us.

                Pastor Ron’s remarks and intro of second principle

Second Principle: The Shed Blood
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:25
In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
Question: In what ways was the blood of Christ shed for us?  
Follow Up Question: What benefits do we receive from partaking of the blood of Christ?
Conclusion: The new covenant is sealed by the blood of Christ. This blood forgives of sin, while remembering and refreshing the covenant of salvation.

1 Corinthians 11  NKJV
26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
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.
28  But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
29  For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.
30  For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.
31  For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged.

Pastor Ron will direct the partaking of communion and give closing remarks
·        At COTR, we have Open communion
·        I don’t know HOW He does it, but I do know THAT He does it.
·        The POWER of communion
·        Remembrance made

·        Connect Cards; Offering and Prayer
·        Memory Verse

·        Pre-Praise & Worship Prayer will be hosted by one of our Elders, John and Fronnie LeBlanc in the Sanctuary Studio. Worship will begin in just a few minutes.