This Sunday morning, we’ll be continuing our study through the North Point Church Statement of Faith by studying Matthew 26:26-29 along with 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 in connection with Article 12 on “The Lord’s Supper”. Below is the sermon outline and our order of service. Use this as a guide to prepare yourself to sing, pray, and hear God’s Word in our gathering.
Title: “The God Who Feeds His People with the Gospel”
Text: Matthew 26:26-29
Big Idea: Through the Lord’s Supper, we proclaim the gospel and participate in its benefits.
Outline: The Lord’s Supper shapes a local church’s identity in 3 ways::
I. We Proclaim the Gospel (Matthew 26:26-28)
II. We Prepare for the Gospel’s Fulfillment (Matthew 26:29)
III. We Participate in the Gospel’s Benefits (1 Corinthians 10:16-17)
Celebration of Baptism
Hymn #1: “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” (1st 2 Stanzas)
Personal Story of Grace
Hymn #1 (cont.): “There is a Fountain Filled with Blood” (Final 3 Stanzas)
Call to Worship: Exodus 13:1-8
Hymn #2: “Rising Sun”
Prayer of Praise (Ascribing worth to God simply for the Beauty and Holiness of His divine character)
Read/Response: Remembering the Lord’s Mercy
Leader: Remember, O Lord, Your great mercy and love, for they are from of old (Ps. 25:6).
Congregation: Remember not the sins of my youth and my rebellious ways; according to your love remember me, for you are good, O Lord (Ps. 25:7).
Leader: “The time is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a newcovenant with the house of Israel…For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more (Jer. 31:31,34).
Congregation: The Lord is gracious and compassionate. He remembers his covenant forever (Ps. 111:4-5).
Leader: Remember the gracious love of our Father in heaven
Congregation: who made us children of his own possession.
Leader: Remember Jesus Christ, sent by the Father to share our human nature, to live and to die as one of us, and so to move us from the alienation of sin and death,
Congregation: to reconcile us to God our Father by his perfect sacrifice, and through his suffering, death, and resurrection to save all who put their trust in him.
Leader: Remember the Holy Spirit, who teaches us these things
Congregation: And makes the effects of Christ’s salvation real in our lives.
Hymn #3: “Depth of Mercy, Can it Be?”
Prayer of Confession (Confessing our sin against this Holy God)
Assurance of Pardon: 1 John 1:7-9
Hymn #4: “Come Ye Sinners”
Hymn #5: “Come, Behold the Wondrous Mystery”
Recitation: NPC Statement of Faith, Article 12b, “The Lord’s Supper”:
“The Lord’s Supper is a commemoration of Christ’s dying love through the sacred use of bread and the fruit of the vine. This time of remembrance should be taken by baptized believers and members in good standing with a Gospel-preaching local church who prepare for the meal with self-examination to ensure holiness before God and unity with the church. The Lord’s Supper is performed regularly at the discretion of each local church.”
Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:26-29
Pastoral Prayer (Making our requests known to God and interceding for His Church)
Sermon: “The God Who Feeds His People with the Gospel”
Hymn #6: “Come Ye Sinners”