Sunday Morning Worship | Carl McCray, Pastor
Observance of Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
Memory can be a good thing! We celebrate The Lord’s Supper to remember. Remembering has significance.
- Historical significance
- Redemptive significance
- Personal significance
June 4, 2017 was a wonderful day for celebrations and remembering! We, as a faith family, witnessed and celebrated the baptisms of some new believers. We also celebrated The Lord’s Supper in remembrance of what Jesus did for all of us. Jesus said in Luke 22:19, “do this in remembrance of me.” As followers, we are to partake of the Lord’s Supper. As we partake, we are remembering the sacrifice of Jesus, His shed blood, His resurrection, that He is reigning, and He is the soon returning King! It is also a time for each of us to examine our own life (not our neighbors, coworkers or family) and repent of our sin.
“And he [Jesus] took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” – Luke 22:19
The historic event of Jesus Christ dying on the cross directly affects us today. Jesus really did suffer, He really did die, He really did raise from the dead, and He did all of this for you and me! Jesus is our substitute. He took our punishment for our sins so we might be forgiven. Everyone has a choice. God’s word tells us that the “wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23) but “whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (1 Corinthians 11:28). Today, we had the privilege to witness just that – the baptisms of some new believers who repented, who chose to call on the Lord and follow Him! Have you repented and been redeemed?Have you asked for forgiveness like those who were baptized on this day, June 4th? Do you have an appetite for the things of God?
I hope you watch the video or listen to the MP3 audio of the sermon and be blessed.