This Lord’s Day we will observe the ordinances that Jesus bequeathed to the church by which we remember him: the Lord’s Table and baptism.
In the 19th century, English minister, J. C. Ryle, wrote a paper explaining the Lord’s Table. In it, he listed four “practical benefits” that believers receive when they participate in the observance of Communion. There are many other benefits that could be listed, but in our service this week, we will consider the four that he presented. We will add supporting Scriptures to them and focus on these great biblical truths that come alive for us at the Table.
PREPARATION FOR WORSHIP
Call to Worship Psalm 96:1-4
Introduction to the Lord’s Table
Hymn 238 How Sweet and Awful Is the Place
I. The Lord’s Table has “humbling” effect on the soul.
Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Hymn 137 When I Survey The Wondrous Cross
II. The Lord’s Table has a “cheering” effect on the soul.
Scripture: Romans 8:31-39
Hymn 400 Jesus, Thy Blood and Righteousness
III. The Lord’s Table has a “sanctifying” effect on the soul.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
Hymn 462 Be Thou My Vision
IV. The Lord’s Table has a “restraining” effect on the soul.
Scripture: Colossians 3:1-17
Hymn 174 Arise, My Soul, Arise
Distribution of the Bread
Distribution of the Cup
Hymn 128 Hallelujah! What a Savior!
Responsive Prayer John Miles
Worship through Giving
Benediction John Miles