March 19, 2017 – Morning Worship
Scripture: Ephesians 2:1-9
Carl McCray, Pastor
Scripture tells us in Romans 3:23 “all have sinned.” Sin is bad news, and the consequence is eternal separation from God. Praise the Lord that God intervened in what we call the Gospel! The Gospel is the Good News that God became man in Jesus Christ. He lived a life we should have lived and died a death that we should have died in our place. God intervened. Three days later we know He rose from the dead proving that he is the Son of God and offering the gift of salvation for all who repent and believe the Gospel. God intervened. God saves dead people!
When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we express our love for what Jesus had done and remember the high cost Jesus gave for us. We have been deemed righteous based on the death of Jesus. He paid our debt for our sins. Salvation is free. Our debt is paid in full!
“and when he [Jesus] had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
1 Corinthians 11:24 (NIV)
The Lord’s Supper is an…
- Expression – 1 Corinthians 11:24
- Explanation – 1 Corinthians 11:26
- Expectation – 1 Corinthians 11:26
- Examination – 1 Corinthians 11:28
Examine yourself today. Have you accepted Christ as your Savior? Have you really been saved? It’s not about knowledge – its about a relationship with Jesus and knowing Jesus as Savior and leader of your life. Remember, an inaction is a decision!