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Communion: A Memorial of God’s Salvation

Tomorrow, 2 September 2012, the Congregation will gather for worship and also celebrate the Lord’s Supper.

Please come prepared, remembering the words:

 “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment. Nevertheless, when we are judged in this way by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be finally condemned with the world.” (1 Corinthians 11:27–32, NIV)

The theme for our service is “A memorial of God’s salvation

Reading from Joshua 3-4 God’s Word will speak to us to teach us that in Christ we are saved by grace.  Like Joshua, who led the people from the wilderness into the Promised Land, so Christ (through is sacrificial death and resurrection) leads us “over” to inherit what He made possible by his blood.  We will learn about:

The God of salvation

  • He is holy (Jos 3:4-5)
  • He is living (Jos 3:10)
  • He is faithful (Jos 3:10)
  • He is the only God (Jos 3:11, 13)
  • He is almighty (Jos 3:15)

The salvation of God

  • The complete salvation (Jos 3:10)
  • The miraculous salvation (Jos 3:13)
  • The divine Salvation (Jos 3:13)
  • The sign of Salvation
Salvation first
  • Cross over into Canaan
  • The sign does not save
The sign follows
  • Pile of stone as memorial
  • The sign points to the salvation

The people of salvation

Saved by grace
  • People who crossed over (Jos 4:1)
  • People of the covenant
  • A memorial forever (Jos 4:7)
  • Proclaiming God’s grace through all generations

May the Lord bless us as his church – all for his glory!



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