This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table, a rite of solemn joy. We will remember the work of Christ through the lens of Hebrews 10:11-14. This text contrasts the endless sacrifices made by the Temple priests with one sacrifice of Christ. One element of the contrast is the fact that the priest “stands,” symbolizing continual work and continually offers sacrifices. But Christ, having made one sacrifice for sin is now seated at the right hand of the Father.
The hymns selected for the service follow this contrast and emphasize this symbolic theme: Jesus has taken his seat on high.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Matthew 26:26-29
Explanation of the Lord’s Table
Hymn 13 Rejoice, the Lord is King!
Text: Hebrews 10:11-14
Today’s take-home truth: At the Table we remember Christ who offered the one sacrifice that perfects us forever!
I. Temple priests could not offer sacrifices that save. 11
Scripture: Hebrews 10:1-4
A. There were many priests . . .
B. whose work was never finished . . .
C. as they offered countless sacrifices . . .
D. repeatedly . . .
E. but without effect.
Hymn 136 Not All the Blood of Beasts
II. But Jesus did what the Law could not do. 12, 14
Scripture reading: Hebrews 10:5-7
A. He is the one priest . . .
B. whose work was finished . . .
C. when he offered one sacrifice . . .
D. never repeated . . .
E. yet eternally effective.
Hymn 139 O Sacred Head Now Wounded
Fellowship of the Bread
Fellowship of the Cup
Hymn 288 I Hear the Words of Love
III. Therefore, Jesus is our exalted King. 13
Scripture: Hebrews 12:18-24
A. The exalted Christ will vanquish every foe.
B. His victory is certain.
Hymn 160 Lamb of God, Thou Now Art Seated
Prayer Response: Mark Buhr
Postlude: Choir and Congregation
(c) 1919; 2021, Arr. Melius Christiansen
Adapted David B. Snoeberger
Benediction John Miles