The Lord's Supper Is a Blessed Means of Grace!

Mar 24, 2005
Pastor Paul D Nolting
Topic(s): Lord's Supper
Hymns: 155; 163; 164; 755; 304; 313:3
Pre-Service Prayer:

Heavenly Father, as we worship this evening help us to meditate with great blessing upon our dear Savior and His passion. Lead us to a sincere repentence over our sins and to a joyful reception of the Lord’s Supper, which bestows upon us Christ’s own body and blood and confirms for us Your love and forgiveness. Move us as we pray to place ourselves in Your hands, even as Your Son who prayed, “Not my will, but Yours be done.” Finally, sustain us in our faith and increase our love and hope. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

Pre-Service Devotion: 

Psalm 32

First Reading: 

1 Corinthians 11:23-24

Lovelessness rather than love characterized the Corinthian congregation’s celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Paul, therefore, reviewed for these Christians the institution of the Lord’s Supper and urged them to examine themselves before participating, so that they would receive it with blessing rather than in judgment.

Second Reading: 

John 13:1-17

Jesus washed His disciples’ feet in the upper room on Maundy Thursday evening. He did so to illustrate to us the attitude He desires us over against our fellow believers. We are to love and serve one another, even as Jesus has commanded. As we are led by the Spirit to do so, Jesus says, we will find true happiness!