Lifespring Church—Sunday, November 17, 2019
The Gospel according to John: Hear, Believe and Live
John 11:28-37 Truly Man: Jesus Weeps (ESV 1067)
Call to Worship: Psalm 90:1-17 (p 430)
- Come, Ye Thankful People, Come (p 436)
- All Creatures of Our God and King (p 11)
Scripture Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 (ESV 729)
- Before the Throne of God Above (p 187)
New City Catechism and Fighter Verse:
Week 46: What is the Lord’s Supper? Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of him and his death. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of the presence of God in our midst; bringing us into communion with God and with one another; feeding and nourishing our souls. It also anticipates the day when we will eat and drink with Christ in his Father’s kingdom.
Scripture Memory: Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flows the springs of life.
Prayer: Praises and Requests:
Proclamation from God’s Word: John 11:28-37 Truly Man: Jesus Weeps (ESV 1067)
Communion:Question 80: How does the Lord’s Supper remind you and assure you that you share in Christ’s one sacrifice on the cross and in all his gifts? Answer: In this way: Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat this broken bread and to drink this cup. With this command he gave this promise: First, as surely as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me and the cup given to me, so surely his body was offered and broken for me and his blood poured out for me on the cross. Second, as surely as I receive from the hand of the one who serves, and taste with my mouth the bread and cup of the Lord, given me as sure signs of Christ’s body and blood, so surely he nourishes and refreshes my soul for eternal life with his crucified body and poured-out blood.
Question 86: Who are to come to the Lord’s table? Answer: Those who are displeased with themselves because of their sins, but who nevertheless trust that their sins are pardoned and that their continuing weakness is covered by the suffering and death of Christ, and who also desire more and more to strengthen their faith and to lead a better life. Hypocrites and those who are unrepentant, however, eat and drink judgment on themselves.
*Complete in Thee (p 112)
*Lead On, O King Eternal (p 124)
Thanksgiving (Tithes and offerings)
Communion Benediction: Doxology (p 440)