Remarks From The Pastor - April 8, 2018

Good Morning Church Members & Guests

Before Jesus died, He served the Passover meal in the Upper Room with His disciples and explained to them that the observance of the Lord’s Supper was to be a memorial to His body and blood that was given in order that we may have salvation.  

Senior Pastor Tom Porter

Senior Pastor Tom Porter

Last week we looked into the empty tomb where Jesus was laid and arose from the dead.  That tomb is today a memorial.  Today we will be observing the Lord’s Supper.  Temple Baptist does not exclude non-members to partake of the observance of the Lord’s Supper.  According to the Bible, the Lord’s Supper is observed by those who are “born again.”

Jesus said in John 3:7; “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.”  Also, one should not partake of the Lord’s Supper without first going to God and confessing any unconfessed sins.  1 Corinthians 11:28 says, “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.”  The Bible does not say how many times in a year the Lord’s Supper should be served; it simply says in I Corinthians 11:26; “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ...”  As pastor, I wait and serve the Lord’s Supper at special memorial times of the year and when I feel a strong general unity among the members of this church.