In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I let you know that I would be going to attend Bible study, with my church family. I did!
Afterwards, we worshipped. And, we had communion, together!
Ah... how I love taking communion. Especially, with brothers and sisters in the Lord, who are my church family.
To me, it is a wonderful way of celebrating our Lord, Jesus Christ.
One thing I truly liked, during our time taking communion, was when our pastor mentioned a Bible verse that I believe is necessary to be quoted.
I must admit that there are only two (2) pastors who I've ever heard use this Bible verse, before taking communion. My current pastor, and a previous one, who now is lead pastor at a church over in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA.
The Bible verse, is 1 John 1:9, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
Not everyone agrees with me on this. But, I believe that we all need to be clean vessels before we take communion.
In order to do this, we need to release sin from our lives. Thus, making us clean vessels.
How do we do this?
Confess our sins. Not to another person. But rather, to God.
After all, just as we read in today's Bible verse, if we confess our sin(s), He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
So, while our congregation is being served during the communion portion of our worship service, I always use that time to pray, confessing to God, any sin in my life.
I must admit that my previous pastor who quoted this Bible verse, always told us that we needed to review daily, how we did things. Or, even immediately after contact was made with another person, at any time.
Upon reviewing, if there was anything said/done that wasn't truly what God would have us do, we needed to confess. And, repent.
This became my normal habit. Even 'til now.
What a blessing it has been, being taught and preached to, by men who truly love God.
Thank You, Lord! I pray that You will bless them. Always. Forever.
Until next time...
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