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                                                                                Communion                              7/27/08    A.M.

   Communion “The Unchanging Story”

The Lord nourishes and cherishes the church

 Eph 5:28-30   29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body, of His flesh and of His bones.



The cup and bread are symbols of the communion/ fellowship we have with the Lord Jesus

1 Co 10:16  16  The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ?  The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 



The communion/ fellowship we have with the Lord Jesus is “The Unchanging Story”

 

Jn 3:16  16  For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

The Unchanging Story is always the same, yesterday and forever

 

 Heb 13:8  8 Jesus Christ is  the same yesterday, today, and forever.

 The Unchanging Story has more impact on the world than any other

 

 Ac 17:6   6….. they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down …..

Hearing “The Unchanging Story”, was when my life began



Mt 13:23  23  he who received … is he who hears the word and understands it,

Jn 6:63   63 .. The  words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.

 

The Unchanging Story is Still Changing Me



Php 3:12-16  12 Not that I have already attained, or am already  perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 

The Unchanging Story with the power to transform is found in the words of the Bible



2 Co 3:16-18  16 when one turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. 18 we all, …  are being transformed

The Unchanging Story takes a heart that is hard and moves it to tears



Lk 7:37-38  37 And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of fragrant oil, 38 and stood at His feet behind Him weeping; and she began to wash His feet with her tears, and wiped them with the hair of her head; and she kissed His feet and anointed them with the fragrant oil.

 

The Unchanging Story takes a life that is scarred and removes all fears

 Jn 8:3-11  3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in  adultery, in the very act. 5  Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they  might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.

7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them,  “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it,  being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her,  “Neither do I condemn you; go and  sin no more.”

Doubters will tell you, you will never receive The Unchanging Story

Ac 2:21  21   whoever calls on the name of the Lord  Shall be saved.’

Dark times will assail you to deceive you, your hope in The Unchanging Story

 Job 14:1   “Man who is born of woman  Is of few days and  full of trouble.

1 Jn 5:4  4 For whatever is born of God overcomes the world.

 

But nothing can stop the child on his knees crying out “I believe The Unchanging Story”



1 Jn 5:4   And this is the victory that  has overcome the world— our faith.

Ro 1:16  the gospel of Christ, .. is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes 

Ro 8:31    If God is for us, who can be against us?

The Unchanging Story is always the same,

Every time I hear it,

I feel my heart change

Yesterday and forever

It always will be

The Unchanging Story

Still changing me

Yesterday and forever it always will be The Unchanging Story is still changing me

 

Has your heart heard “The Unchanging Story” – are you saved -do you have the communion with Christ that is forever changing you?

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