Worship Elements for Sunday, April 15

THE WORD

Scripture : 1 Corinthians 9:1-18

Sermon: “Giving Up Our Rights for the Gospel”
Preacher: Rev. Tom Hawkes

SONGS

Worship Leader: Tom Ellis

Worship Christ the Risen King
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Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! (Tune of Hallelujah, Praise Jehovah)
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The Wonderful Cross
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Though I May Speak (offertory)
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Take My Life
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THE SACRAMENT OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

Minister: Rev. Dr. Mike Kruger

In preparation for a communion meal with Jesus, read what the Heidelberg Catechism says about communion, questions 75 & 76:

Q. How is it signified and sealed unto you in the holy supper that you partake of the one sacrifice of Christ, accomplished on the cross, and of all his benefits?
A. Thus, that Christ has commanded me and all believers to eat of this broken bread and to drink of this cup in remembrance of him, and has added these promises: first, that his body was offered and broken on the cross for me, and his blood shed for me, as certainly as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me, and the cup communicated to me; and further, that with his crucified body and shed blood he himself feeds and nourishes my soul to everlasting life as assuredly as I receive from the hand of the minister, and taste with my mouth, the bread and cup of the Lord as sure signs of the body and blood of Christ.

Q. What is it to eat the crucified body and drink the shed blood of Christ?
A. It is not only to embrace with a believing heart all the sufferings and the death of Christ, and thereby to obtain the forgiveness of sins and life eternal, but, further, also to become more and more united to his sacred body, by the Holy Spirit, who dwells both in Christ and in us, so that, though Christ is in heaven and we are on earth, we are nevertheless flesh of his flesh and bone of his bones, and live and are governed by one Spirit, as members of the same body are by one soul.

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