6. SATURATED WITH THE WORD
As a President’s Prayer Partner, we again invite you to truly be a people of the Word. As Seventh-day Adventists, we embrace 28 Fundamental truths that are based on the Bible alone. For several months we have been focusing on four passages of scripture that are foundational to each of our fundamental beliefs. Here’s our next set of 4 memory passages for May to coincide with our 16th fundamental belief regarding what the Bible teaches about The Lord’s Supper. Let’s place His Word prayerfully in our hearts each day of this month.
I carry a set of these passages with me in my car and repeat them aloud as I drive from place to place. My goal is to prayerfully say one verse at least five times a day for a week, thus embracing the promise of God’s Word – “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against Thee.” Psalm 119:11 Repeat these passages over and over till they become a part of your very being. Of course, you can always choose to do more. Prayerfully consider how you can saturate your soul and make His Word a part of your heart every day.
FUNDAMENTAL BELIEF # 16: The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a participation in the emblems of the body and blood of Jesus as an expression of faith in Him, our Lord and Savior. In this experience of communion Christ is present to meet and strengthen His people. As we partake, we joyfully proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes again. Preparation for the Supper includes self-examination, repentance, and confession. The Master ordained the service of foot-washing to signify renewed cleansing, to express a willingness to serve one another in Christ like humility, and to unite our hearts in love. The communion service is open to all believing Christians.
Matthew 26: 26-28 (KJV) – “Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
John 6:51 (KJV) – “I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
I Corinthians 10:24-26 (KJV) -“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broke for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.”
Revelation 3:20 (NKJV) -“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if anyone hears My voice, and opens the door, I will come into him, and will dine with him, and he with Me.”
7. GOD’S LEADERS IN THE NORTH AMERICAN DIVISION DURING THE MONTH OF APRIL:
Be part of God’s praying church across North America for the leaders who guide God’s work in the following territories:
Gary Thurber, President Mid-America Union Conference
of Seventh-day Adventists
April 29 – May 5 Central States Conference Roger Bernard, President
May 6-12 Dakota Conference Neil Biloff, President
May 13-19 Minnesota Conference Justin Lyons, President
May 20-26 Iowa-Missouri Conference Dean Coridan, President
May 27-June 2 Kansas-Nebraska Conference Ron Carlson, President