We will be observing the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper on the 2nd October.
We will be remembering!
By observing the Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, we will be saying that we are not going to forget the sacrifice the Lord Jesus Christ made for His people. When the bread is broken and the wine is presented, we will be stating that these elements represent the violent death which Christ suffered, voluntarily on the cross, in obedience to the will of the Father, as a sacrifice for the sin of His people.
We will be declaring!
By observing the Lord’s Supper we will be declaring that we believe:
1. That Christ died for our sins. Each one of us is saying to all present that we believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is our Saviour, that He lives and that we are looking forward to that day when He will return victorious, in order to judge the world.
2. That we are united to and have communion with Christ and by virtue of our union with Christ, we are in God and are united to and have communion with His people.
3. That God will strengthen our realisation and assurance of this union and communion with Christ and His people.
We will be receiving!
Through our observation of the Lord’s Supper we will be receiving;
1. A sign from God, which carries with it God’s official seal that He will love us and keep the promises which He has made to us as believers.
2. A sign from God, which carries with it God’s official seal, that God will continue to work in our lives, through Christ, by His grace, to give us the spiritual nourishment and strength, forgiveness, cleansing, and sanctification which we require.
We will be reminded!
Through our observation of the Lord’s Supper we will be reminded of the fact that we are to be strengthened in our will to be faithful and obedient to Christ in the knowledge that we have been “bought with a price” and must live our lives to bring glory to God.
Terms of Communuion
1. By God’s grace do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God and the supreme rule of faith and practice?
2. By God’s grace do you acknowledge yourself to have been born a sinner separated from God, and therefore in need of salvation?
3. By God’s grace do you believe the Lord Jesus Christ alone has paid the penalty for your sin?
4. By God’s grace have you by repentance and faith, accepted Jesus Christ as your Saviour and do you obey Him as your Lord?
5. By God’s grace, do you promise that, by the help of the Holy Spirit, you will endeavour to forsake all sin and live your life to the glory of God?
6. By God’s grace, are you willing to accept guidance from the Session, as they seek to encourage you to grow in your love for God and obedience to Him, through: diligently reading and meditating upon God’s Word, developing and maintaining the habit of prayer, regularly participating in public worship, returning to the Lord what is His, according to Biblical instruction, and observing the sacraments?