This Lord’s Day we will observe the Lord’s Table. On these occasions we build the entire worship service around the communion remembrance. The focus in this service will be 1 John 1:8-9.
Call to Worship 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Explanation of Communion Service
Hymn 238 How Sweet and Awful Is the Place
Today’s take-home truth: Christians confess their sins at the Table and find there a Father who always forgives.
I. Confession of sin identifies those who truly believe. 8
A. Those who do not practice confession are self-deceived.
B. Those who do not practice confession have no relationship with God.
Scripture: Psalm 51:1-17
Hymn 333 How Sad Our State
II. Confession of sin rests on the character of God. 9a
A. God is faithful, so he always keeps his promises.
B. God is just, so he always does what is right.
Scripture: Psalm 111:1-10
III. Confession of sin results in restoration with the Father. 9b
A. Our confession brings the Father’s forgiveness.
B. Our confession brings the Father’s cleansing.
Scripture: Psalm 32:1-11
Hymn 675 Approach, My Soul, the Mercy Seat
Distribution of the Bread
Distribution of the Cup
Hymn 81 Hail, Thou Once Despised Jesus!