A memorial of God’s powerful redemption

Communion Service Introduction My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, In Rio de Janeiro 11,178 athletes of 215 countries are competing in 306 events of the Olympic Games.  Billions of people will watch the even over the next two weeks on every conceivable device.  Advertisers will rake in big amounts of mon ey; and … Continue reading A memorial of God’s powerful redemption

Why is Communion necessary?

There is with some Christians the idea that the sacraments are not important.  Some parents would withhold the sacrament of baptism from their children for reasons pure human and not in accordance with the Word of God. Communion Sundays come and go and some church members would not regard the sacrament important to set aside … Continue reading Why is Communion necessary?

Dead in sin, alive in Christ

Communion Service - association with and participation in Christ Scripture Readings Colossians 2:13-3:4 Introduction First, an illustration.  Heila and I visited a very interesting shop not so long ago during a visit to the Blue Mountains in NSW.  This particular shop is home to the largest collection of teapots in the world. On shelves about … Continue reading Dead in sin, alive in Christ

Remember your creator

Public Profession of Faith of new members Scripture Readings 2 Timothy 3:10-17 Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:8 Introduction My dear young friends, Today is one of the most important days in your life:  Today, before God and his congregation, in the Name of Jesus Christ, you made profession of your faith in God.  You did it publicly, so … Continue reading Remember your creator

What is a sacrament?

Definition In secular world:  Something that binds or brings under obligations In the Bible:  An ordinance instituted by God representing the work of Christ 1.  In Protestant Churches only two Baptism Communion 2.  God instituted sacraments to accompany the Word they have no meaning apart from the message of Jesus Christ visible “pictures” of Christ’s … Continue reading What is a sacrament?