Morning of Worship
Perry Duggar |
- [Screen] 2 Corinthians 9:15 (NLT)[P934]—Thank God for this gift too wonderful for words!
- At Thanksgiving, we reflect on the many blessings of God, but His greatest gift was sending His Son at Christmastime to die as a sacrifice for our sins.
- The Lord’s Supper is an expression of worship as we turn our attention to God and remember His greatest gift with profound appreciation!
All are invited, but we must participate deliberately, thoughtfully, carefully.
- [Screen] 1 Corinthians 11:27–28 (NLT)[P924]—27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup.
- Paul wrote this letter to believers, so faith in Christ is essential to participate in the Lord’s Supper—so we must confirm personal faith before we take part.
- Paul specifically referred to not being considerate of others. (Some were eating food and drinking greedily before all arrived, so others had none; vv.33-34).
- APP.: Ask God to show you anything you need to confess and repent of, including being unconcerned about others, especially others in need.
The Body of Christ was sacrificed for me.
- Christmas celebrates the arrival of the One who would die for our sins.
- [Screen] Luke 2:7 (NLT)[P822]—She gave birth to her first child, a son. She wrapped Him snugly in strips of cloth and laid Him in a manger, because there was no lodging available for them.
- Jesus’ physical body, formed within Mary’s body, would suffer and die.
- [Screen] Romans 8:3 (TLB)[P909 in NLT]—…God… sent His own Son in a human body like ours—except that ours are sinful—and destroyed sin’s control over us by giving Himself as a sacrifice for our sins.
- Jesus’ body was whipped, slapped, spit upon, lacerated with a crown of thorns, nailed to a cross with spikes, and following death, pierced with a spear—but His most agonizing suffering was the experience of sin—our sin. (2 Corinthians 5:21)
- TAKE THE BREAD, which symbolizes Jesus’ human body, out of your sachet.
- [Screen] 1 Corinthians 11:23–24 (NLT)[P924]—23 For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord Himself. On the night when He was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread 24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and said, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this to remember Me.”
- Thank Jesus for becoming human, suffering and dying for your sins. [EAT]
- Let’s listen and reflect of God’s goodness through this song, Once and For All.
The Blood of Christ cleansed me of sin.
- [Screen] John 19:34 (NLT)[P872]—One of the soldiers… pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water flowed out. [Demonstrating death!]
- [Screen] Hebrews 9:22 (NCV)[P970 in NLT]—The Law says that almost everything must be made clean by blood [reference to items in the Tabernacle used in worship], and sins cannot be forgiven without blood to show death.
- The sacrifice of animals in the Old Testament was not sufficient to cleanse people permanently from sin, so sacrifices had to be repeated, until the perfect sacrifice was offered through the death of God’s Son. [Hebrews 7:27; 10:1-14]
- [Screen] Romans 5:8–9 (NLT)[P907]—8 But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 9 And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, He will certainly save us from God’s condemnation.
- OPEN THE TOP of your cup.
- [Screen] 1 Corinthians 11:25 (NLT)[P924]—In the same way, He took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people—an agreement confirmed with My blood. Do this to remember Me as often as you drink it.”
- Thank Jesus for offering His blood to cleanse you of your sins. [DRINK]
- Let’s stand and express praise to God through this song, King of Kings.