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Preparing for the Feast

Question: How are they that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper to prepare themselves before they come unto it?
Answer:
They that receive the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper are, before they come, to prepare themselves thereunto, by examining themselves of their being in Christ, of their sins and wants; of the truth and measure of their knowledge, faith, repentance; love to God and the brethren, charity to all men, forgiving those that have done them wrong; of their desires after Christ, and of their new obedience; and by renewing the exercise of these graces, by serious meditation, and fervent prayer. (Westminster Larger Catechism, Q&A #171)

As both churches have recently voted to merge into one new church, the elders continue to meet to work through all the specific details of accomplishing that great task. As one church member recently noted (paraphrased): “We see so much division all around us with churches fighting and splitting over the smallest of issues; it is wonderful to be able to recognize all that we have in common and join together as one in Christ.” Please continue to pray for this work,

Christ Serves at the Feast

John 13:1
Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.

This scene is one of the most interesting in all the New Testament if you understand the cast of characters present at this most amazing event. At center stage you have the Lord and King of glory, the main character of not only this brief narrative but also the central focus of all of human history. His hour had now come, the purpose for which He came to this broken and fallen world filled with sin and rebellion against Him. Surrounding Him were a cast of characters chosen from before the foundation of the world (see John 15:16) who would make interesting reading in any Broadway playbill.