"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;"
(Matthew 26:26-27 KJV)
We know that Our Awesome God does all things for a good purpose, so why did Jesus, on the same night Judas betrayed Him, start the ordinance of communion? He was showing us His coming death on the cross, with the necessary blood, and it shows His love for us. Communion is a great way to picture and remember the awful humbling death with shed blood that Jesus endured for us. It teaches about how great His love for us is and, with the right words, it helps us to renew our commitment to Jesus Christ each time we have communion. No greater gift has ever been given to man since creation.
This is a wonderful teaching tool for all children of Our Awesome God and other children, but communion also focuses our attention on Jesus Christ, which is very important. Focusing our lives on Jesus is the way to keep our lives producing good results for Him. The world tries to keep Him out of most history books but Christians know that He is the central figure in life itself. Be sure you put Him as the main figure in your life!
When observing communion, we take time to examine ourselves: "But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup." (1 Corinthians 11:28 KJV) In observing communion, we are proclaiming His death until He comes. It is, then, a statement of faith: "Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord." (1 Corinthians 11:27 KJV) It is important that we take time to check ourselves for unconfessed sins and ask Our Awesome God to bring them to our attention so we can ask forgiveness for them.
Come join us at our church or join any church that preaches and teaches that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. We have communion once a quarter as a definite time was not set in the Bible to do it.
LWBC is a loving church who tries to live by Biblical principles while encouraging all its members. Join us for church this coming Sunday at 9:30 AM for Bible Study. We have Worship Service in the Sanctuary at 10:30 AM and Sunday evening Bible Study at 6:00 PM along with AWANA for children until 7:30 PM. Our programs are varied but we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible that Jesus Christ died for you, taking your sins upon Himself and arose the third day to sit by God, interceding for you when you sin. We love visitors!
"But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross."
(Philippians 2:7-8 KJV)
Jesus Christ was humble and should be our example in all we do. So if we are Christians we should know and be practicing being humble. Therefore it should be easier to be humble to others around us.
We have heard countless engagement and marriage stories in our lifetimes. These stories range from a proposal in a horse-drawn carriage, to beautiful sunrises, to going down on his knees in the mud to ask her to marry him. Then there was the young man who simply washed the feet of his prospective bride. He talked briefly about how humble his proposal was but that he knew it was a lifetime commitment to her and her needs. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary before she died. How humble are you?
Paul, who wrote Philippians, understood the importance of humility and how it helps keep us together. We need to realize how very important it is to marriage, especially in today's society of prenuptial agreements. Paul says we should reject all those feelings and urges that say "me, too". "Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." (Philippians 2:3 KJV). We need to value our spouse before ourselves and for as long as we live.
We should be humble every day, especially to our spouse, no matter how small or how great the service is, no matter whether you are the husband or the wife. Humility is not gender specific. You are married. You should be humble. Put their needs first even if it means giving up some of your favorite things.
It helps to get the right spouse who follows Our Awesome God's commandments and that you have respect for and that has respect for you. Get to know your future spouse before marriage. Love comes when you realize that you know the same Lord, that you both believe the way to live includes modesty, communication with your spouse, loving each other, etc. Then look carefully at the differences in your lives? Are they a possible problem?
Your commitment to Our Awesome God should be approached in the same way. The ideal is: God first, spouse and family second, others third and self last. Read your Bible daily, at least. Study what God means when He says something. Attend His church, not a cult.
Join us at LWBC every Sunday at 9:30 AM, we have small group Bible Studies and at 10:30 AM, we meet in the sanctuary for Worship Service. Our programs include AWANA and a Prayer Team but are varied as we teach and preach from Our Awesome God's Holy Bible. We love visitors and practice the "love one another" commandment to all.
Flo & Bill