Summary: Lord's supper service- how we remember
Lord’s Supper service
3rd quarter – September 2016
“Do this to remember me”
Remembering is an important part of being a human being and it is also an important part of being a follower of Jesus Christ
We sometimes have some usual ways of remembering simple things
Some tie a string around their finger
Others use sticky notes
In this modern age the use of voice recorders and alarms are common
These are for remembering things
We also remember events in many ways
We honor our men and women who have served and are serving in our military on veteran’s and Memorial Day
We remember the founders of our country on president’s day with a day off from work and more speeches and ceremonies
For our remembrance of our freedom
We celebrate with Fireworks and more cookouts
Time with family
We also remember individuals in our lives who we love and had relationships with
Father’s day comes with tools, sporting goods etc
Mother’s day with flowers, cards and dinners
Valentines with Chocolate hearts and more flowers
We also remember those in our lives who have passed on
Crosses on the side of the road
Memorials such as a dedicated pew or donation to an organization
Flowers on graves
Pictures on walls
Naming children and grandchildren after a lost loved one
All of these things are differ ways of remembering
Today is our quarterly Lord’s Supper service
Do this to remember me
To remember me
So we must ask
How do we remember Jesus?
I mean really remember Jesus
Scripture shows us all through the Old Testament and The New Testament
How we remember
I would like to point out a few ways that we can remember and honor Jesus
How we can remember his sacrifice
How we can remember his love
How we can remember how he pulled us out of the mad and muck of our old lives
And redeemed us
By his Perfection
Not our own
It is amazing that God the Son would sacrifice his life
But the fact that he gave his life while we were still sinners is beyond our limited human ability to completely understand
Still it is important that we remember
I told you many ways that we remember many thing, events and people
In order to tell you that we need to remember Jesus in many ways as well
Jesus says in 1 Corinthians 11:24-25
Do this to remember me when he is giving instructions on the Lord’s Supper also known as communion
I want to discuss some ways that we truly remember
The first is our
Shout joyful praises to God, all the earth!
2 Sing about the glory of his name!
Tell the world how glorious he is.
3 Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
Your enemies cringe before your mighty power.
4 Everything on earth will worship you;
they will sing your praises,
shouting your name in glorious songs.” Interlude
5 Come and see what our God has done,
what awesome miracles he performs for people!
6 He made a dry path through the Red Sea,[a]
and his people went across on foot.
There we rejoiced in him.
7 For by his great power he rules forever.
He watches every movement of the nations;
let no rebel rise in defiance.
8 Let the whole world bless our God
and loudly sing his praises.
Skipping down to 16-20
Come and listen, all you who fear God,
and I will tell you what he did for me.
17 For I cried out to him for help,
praising him as I spoke.
18 If I had not confessed the sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened.
19 But God did listen!
He paid attention to my prayer.
20 Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer
or withdraw his unfailing love from me.
We remember Jesus with our
When we come with prepared hearts
We honor his sacrifice
When we sing his praises
When we listen to his word and apply it to our lives
Our worship through song and sermon
Through prayer and fellowship
Allows us to show our thanks
Allows us to express our praise
It allows us to remember the sacrifice
Allows us to remember the love
Allows us to remember his grace
Allows us to encourage our brothers and sisters and be encouraged by them in return
In order to remember
If we truly want to remember we must worship
We must worship
Next we remember by our
Words can speak love