Tuesday, October 31, 2017

"Continue in Prayer" (October 2017)

Sunday (October 29) was our Prayer & Communion Service, a joint service held each time a month has five Sundays. This time both campuses came together in Taylorsville. It was an incredibly encouraging service! If you weren't able to make it, or if you simply want to "continue in prayer" (Colossians 4:2) this week, below are the prompts used during the service along with the corresponding verses that were read.

We begin reading 1 Corinthians 11:24-26. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is a time to remember Christ's sacrifice on the cross (cf. vv. 24-25) as well as anticipate His return (cf. v. 26). It is also a time of personal scrutiny. Notice a couple of words from the text.

Unworthily:
  • It is not through personal effort or religious works, but through the blood of Christ alone that we are made worthy.
  • Immorality, division, lawsuits, and gluttony plagued this church. Yet these Christians participated in Communion as if those sins were inconsequential.
Examine:
  • We are commanded to look at our own lives and hearts. Are you living in light of Christ's sacrifice and in light of the certainty of His return?
  • Confess and repent of that sin and get things right with God. This is a time for the Holy Spirit to move in you and, by extension, in our church. 
Plan to join us for our next Prayer & Communion Service on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Provo!

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