3/13/2012

Communion Services

Oh well, my planned daily update went well, didn't it!


And now y'all will get a quick rundown of the past few days' sermon texts.


On Friday morning, we had the Coinneamh Cheist, or Fellowship meeting. One of our own elders chose the text found in Jeremiah 15:16, "Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and Thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of  mine heart: for I am called by Thy name, O Lord God of hosts."


It was such an appropriate verse, and he asked the men who were going to speak to tell how the Word of God became precious to them at the time of their conversion, and how it has been since then. Many of the men told something of their lives before salvation, what God did in their lives at the time of their salvation, and how things have been for them as pilgrims, journeying on to Zion, and how God's Word was a blessing to them at these different stages.


On Friday evening, Rev Tim McGlynn preached from Romans 2:1-3, with the theme of humility before God and how this is a real mark of a true work of grace in our souls.


Our Saturday morning service concentrated on the text Zechariah 9: 9-11.


At the service on Sunday morning, at which the Lord's people would partake of the Lord's Supper, Mr McGlynn preached on the astounding words found in Isaiah 53: "And it pleased the Lord to bruise Him."


Although wicked men took our Lord Jesus, mocked, scourged and crucified Him, yet it was all God's plan of salvation. When the sufferings He had to endure at Calvary were revealed to Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemene, little wonder He 'sweated as it were great drops of blood' - He was to become a curse, and the prophecy in Zechariah 13:7 would be fulfilled: "Awake, O sword, against my Shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the Lord of Hosts."


The Father was to crush Him. The Father was pleased to bruise Him. And our Saviour was pleased to suffer 'for the joy that was set before Him'. All this because He desired to save His people from their sin. 


Saved ... to have communion with Christ here in the world. Saved ... to have communion with Christ, where we will behold the face of our Beloved, and praise Him time without end.


In the evening, Mr Beers preached to the unsaved who sat in front of him. His text was from the well known chapter of Luke 15, from verses 3 - 7.


I love the way the enemies of our Lord summarized the Gospel of Luke: "And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, 'This man receiveth sinners and eateth with them'."


Is this not the best news EVER? .... That Christ came into the world to save sinners ... Hallelujah that this is the case.

4 comments:

  1. I hope you get this from here. I should track down your face book page. For the best story about the War of 1812 to 1815 is the book From Sea to Shining Sea by Peter Marshall. The guy who did the Light and the Glory? You have read that right? By far the best in History other than the Mystery of History of course. The part about leading up to the war and the navel battles is just thrilling. I do hope you have read these books. It really does show how God moves on the part of a godly nation and what happens when they disobey. They are what I read when my God gets to small. :) I love reading how tiny things become huge in the hands of Godly men.
    Reading the history book I am now, which is secular, I have to go get the real story, because I hate how the one we are using this year never mentions God. Not to mention I hate the bias. But until Mystery of History lV comes out I have to use what I have. :)

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  2. I love your summary. Sounds like a fabulous time. I would have loved to be there to hear all the testimonies and teaching. God bless you good.

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