How are you doing? How is your week going?

This past Sunday, we covered our last sermon on Corporate Worship in our “Worship and Prayer” series. We talked about why. Why do we need to keep the Sabbath day holy? Why do we need to worship together? Why do we need to worship at all?

We rest on the Sabbath through corporate worship, because God knows we need it especially in our workaholic society. We have been created for this rest in God. Not only that, God deserves it. He deserves all our worship, especially our corporate worship on the Sabbath. We remember and trust in Him as our Creator, Sustainer, and Redeemer.

We are able to truly rest, because it was Christ who experienced the ultimate restlessness on the cross for us. We are able to worship, because Christ worshiped through the laying down of His life for us. We are able to worship together, because Christ draws us together as He draws us in.

One of the ways we can truly rest in Corporate Worship is through the sacraments. We will partake of the Lord’s Supper this Sunday. Prepare your hearts for it. Meditate on its truths by reading 1 Corinthians 11:23-29.

Also, for deeper meditation and preparation, read the follow excerpt from the Westminster Confession of Faith 29.1.

“Our Lord Jesus, in the night wherein he was betrayed, instituted the sacrament of his body and blood, called the Lord’s Supper, to be observed in his church, unto the end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance of the sacrifice of himself in his death; the sealing all benefits thereof unto true believers, their spiritual nourishment and  growth in him, their further engagement in and to all duties which they owe unto him; and, to be a bond and pledge of their communion with him, and with each other, as members of his mystical body.”

For us to partake of the Lord’s Supper, we are reminding ourselves of our union with Christ and our union with one another. That’s why we do it corporately. Not only that, it is one of the means that the Lord uses to grow us in, to strengthen us in, and to remind us of our salvation in Him.

Prepare your hearts through your meditation of the Word and prayer. We only do this once every two months. Let’s take full advantage of this opportunity.

Come out to Friday Night Studies @7:30pm. It was great to start our study back up on the book of Romans. If not, see you all for our Corporate Worship on Sunday.

Pray for one another and for me as I am praying for you all.

In Christ,
Pastor Tim

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