Communion

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20120726-143211.jpgThis Sunday our entire service will revolve around communion. We’ll share and hear testimonies of God’s goodness and grace, sing of Christ’s atoning work, share our monthly memory verse, and set our hearts on the depths of Jesus’ work on the cross. There are four things we need you to do before you come Sunday.

Expectations

Expect what we do in our gathering to be different this week. Everything about our time this Sunday has been intentionally planned to highlight Christ’s work and the one body we are a part of. We’ve even intentionally set up the room to reflect a family gathering around the table of their Lord.

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Bring Something to Share

No, not food! There will be threes time during our gathering that everyone will have the opportunity to speak about God’s goodness, grace, and salvation. One opportunity will be a time to share with the entire group while the other two will be times to share with those sitting around you. So, before you get here Sunday think of a few things you can share with your brothers and sisters. Nothing long, just a brief word on how Jesus has and continues to work in your life to save you from sin and satisfy your deep longings.

Memory Verse

Don’t forget to finish memorizing our monthly memory verse. July’s verse is 2 Corinthians 4:17 – 18. “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.”

Examine Yourself

Confessing the body and blood of Christ is not something to be done lightly (1 Cor. 11:28 – 29). You don’t have a perfect week to participate in communion, but you should seek to confess your sin, seek reconciliation within any divided relationships, and intentionally set your mind on the glorious truth of the gospel.

Looking forward to confessing the sin conquering, new covenant work of Christ with you this weekend.

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