Presentation on theme: "Take a Stand For Worshipping God Exodus 20:2-6 Making the Common Sacred 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Romans 6:1-4."— Presentation transcript:
Take a Stand For Worshipping God Exodus 20:2-6 Making the Common Sacred 1 Corinthians 11:17-34, Romans 6:1-4
Exodus 4:24-26 “At a lodging place on the way, the Lord met [Moses] and was about to kill him. 25 But Zipporah took a flint knife, cut off her son’s foreskin and touched [Moses'] feet with it. "Surely you are a bridegroom of blood to me," she said. 26 So the Lord let him alone. (At that time she said "bridegroom of blood," referring to circumcision.)” Why did God almost kill Moses?Why did God almost kill Moses?
66Q.What are sacraments? A.Sacraments are holy signs and seals for us to see. They were instituted by God so that by our use of them by our use of them he might make us understand more clearly the promise of the gospel, the promise of the gospel, and might put his seal on that promise.
And this is God's gospel promise: to forgive our sins and give us eternal life by grace alone because of Christ's one sacrifice finished on the cross.
Sacraments Are signs and seals of God’s work.Are signs and seals of God’s work. Are signs of our union with Christ.Are signs of our union with Christ.
Romans 6:1-4 “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? 2 By no means! We died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? 3 Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4 We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”
67Q.Are both the word and the sacraments then intended to focus our faith on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross as the only ground of our salvation? A.Right! In the gospel the Holy Spirit teaches us and through the holy sacraments he assures us that our entire salvation rests on Christ's one sacrifice for us on the cross.
Sacraments Are signs and seals of God’s work.Are signs and seals of God’s work. Are signs of our union with Christ.Are signs of our union with Christ. Highlight the cross of Jesus.Highlight the cross of Jesus.
Sacraments Are signs and seals of God’s work.Are signs and seals of God’s work. Are signs of our union with Christ.Are signs of our union with Christ. Highlight the cross of Jesus.Highlight the cross of Jesus. Are public declarations of faith.Are public declarations of faith.
Baptism into Living Water Baptism symbolizes the washing away of our sin.Baptism symbolizes the washing away of our sin. We are united in Jesus’ death and resurrection.We are united in Jesus’ death and resurrection. We include children because of God’s covenant.We include children because of God’s covenant.
Sharing the Bread of Life Communion points to Jesus as the sacrificial lamb.Communion points to Jesus as the sacrificial lamb. It richly symbolizes our union with Jesus.It richly symbolizes our union with Jesus. Jesus nurtures our souls as the living bread.Jesus nurtures our souls as the living bread. “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty... For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” John 6:33-35
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.’ 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
“A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.” 1 Corinthians 11:28-29 1 Corinthians 11:28-29