This Lord’s Day we begin the New Year by observing the Lord’s Table. The purpose of the Lord’s Table is to remember Christ (Luke 22:19). Our service will focus on what it means to remember Him.
Call to Worship
Hymn HBC 40 Give Praise to God
Introduction Pastor Thomas
Hymn 141 Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed?
I. To remember Christ is to think clearly about what we once were.
A. The cross brings us face to face with the ugliness of our sin.
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:21
B. The cross becomes dearer to us as we own the reality of our sin.
Scripture Reading: Ephesians 2:1-3
Hymn 139 O Sacred Head Now Wounded
II. To remember Christ is to bow in stunned amazement at the Father’s love.
A. Bow in stunned amazement at the mere fact of his love.
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:6-8
B. Bow in stunned amazement at the great depth of his love.
Scripture Reading: Philippians 2:5-8
Hymn 288 I Hear the Words of Love
III. To remember Christ is to delight in the joys of new life.
A. We rejoice in the certainty that we are free from condemnation.
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:1-4
B. We revel in the strength that we have to do better today than we did yesterday.
Scripture Reading: Romans 6:17-22
C. We delight in the hope of an eternity in his presence.
Scripture Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:6-10
Hymn Insert Credo
Distribution of the cup
Distribution of the bread
Hymn 174 Arise, My Soul, Arise
Offering John Miles
Benediction John Miles