Sunday Morning Calls to Worship


Call to Worship October 6 2019

Robert Hawker, The Poor Man’s Commentary, Deuteronomy “DEUTERONOMY 5:1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. The chapter opens with the man of GOD calling the assembly of the people, and demanding audience to his words. Reader! it is sweet to mark our privileges in the gospel church. You and I have learnt, I hope, that the calling of assemblies, and the privilege of ordinances, however valuable in themselves, are nothing without the…

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Call to Worship September 29 2019

Robert Hawker, The Poor Man’s Commentary, Deuteronomy Chapter 4 “Verses 41-43 GOD hath given commandment concerning those cities of refuge: Numbers 35:9-34. But of such importance was the thing itself, that Moses in the very opening as it were, of his sermon, breaks off to follow up the LORD’S precept concerning this thing. But is there not a gospel sense in it, and that of a very interesting nature? I think there is. Are not those cities of refuge all typical of JESUS? Is not everyone a manslayer, that slays his own soul by sin? And if the avenger of…

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Call to Worship September 15 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “3. Is Christ’s blood shed? Here is comfort against death. A dying Savior, sweetens the pangs of death. Is your Lord crucified? Be of good comfort! Christ, by dying, has overcome death. He has cut the lock of sin where the strength of death lay! Christ has knocked out the teeth of this lion! He has pulled the thorn out of death—so that it cannot prick a believer’s conscience. ‘O death, I will be your plague,’ Hosea 13:14. Christ has disarmed death and taken away all its deadly weapons, so that, though it may strike, it cannot sting a believer. Christ has drawn the poison out…

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Call to Worship September 6 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “COMFORT to God’s people. 1. From Christ’s broken body and His blood poured out, we may gather this comfort—that it was a glorious sacrifice. It was a sacrifice of infinite merit. Had it been only an angel that suffered, or had Christ been only a mere man, as some blasphemously dream—then we might have despaired of salvation. But He suffered for us—who was God as well as man. Therefore, the apostle expressly calls it ’the blood of God,’ Acts 20:28. It is man who sins. It is God in our nature who dies! This is sovereign medicine to believers. Christ having poured out His blood—now…

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Call to Worship September 1 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “Branch 7. If Jesus Christ has provided so holy an ordinance as the Lord’s Supper, let us live suitably to it. Have we received Christ into our hearts? Let us show Him forth—by our heavenliness. Let us show forth Christ by our heavenly words. Let us speak the language of Canaan. When the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles, they spoke with other tongues, Acts 2:4. While we speak the words of grace and soberness—our lips are fragrant with perfume, and drip with honey.                  Let us show forth Christ by our heavenly affections….

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Call to Worship August 25 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “Branch 6. Has Christ provided such a blessed banquet for us? He does not nurse us abroad—but feeds us with His own breast—nay, with His own blood! Let us, then, study to respond to this great love of Christ. It is true, we can never parallel His love. Yet let us show ourselves thankful. We can do nothing satisfactory—but we may do something out of gratitude. Christ gave Himself as a sin-offering for us. Let us give ourselves as a thank-offering for Him. If a man redeems another out of debt—will he not be…

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Call to Worship August 18, 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “Branch 4. Has Christ really and truly died for us? Then when we are at this gospel ordinance, let us remember the Lord Jesus there. The Lord’s Supper is a Christ-remembering ordinance. ‘This do in remembrance of Me,’ 1 Corinthians 11:25. God has appointed this spiritual festival, to preserve the living memory of our dying Savior. A Sacrament-day is a commemoration day. Remember Christ’s passion. ‘Remembering the wormwood and the gall,’ Lamentations 3:19. If the manna was to be kept in the ark, so that the memory of it should be preserved—how should the death and suffering of Christ be kept in…

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Call to Worship August 4 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “(1) Let us exercise the EYE of faith. Faith has an eagle’s eye. It pierces into things far remote from sense. Faith takes a prospect of heaven. It discerns Him who is invisible, Hebrews 11:27. It beholds a beauty and fullness in Christ. It sees His beauty shining through the lattice of the ordinance. Faith views Christ’s love, streaming in His blood. Look upon Christ with believing eyes and you shall, one day, see Him with glorified eyes! (2) Let us exercise the MOUTH of faith. Here is the bread broken. What use is there of bread—but to feed on? Feed upon the Bread…

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Call to Worship July 28 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “7. We must come with hearts fired with LOVE to Christ. The spouse said, ‘I am sick with love,’ Song of Solomon 2:5. Let us give Christ the wine of our love to drink—and weep that we can love Him no more. Would we have Christ’s exhilarating presence in the supper? Let us meet Him with strong endearments of affection. Basil compares love to a fragrant ointment. Christ delights to smell this perfume! The disciple who loved most—Christ put in His bosom. 8. We must come with HUMBLE hearts. We see Christ humbling Himself unto death. Will a…

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Call to Worship July 21 2019

The Lord’s Supper by Thomas Watson “4. We must come to the Lord’s Supper with LONGING hearts. Say as Christ, ‘I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover,’ Luke 22:15. If God prepares a feast—we must get an appetite. As David longed for the water of the well of Bethlehem, 2 Samuel 23:15, so should we long for Christ in the Lord’s Supper. Holy desires are the sails of the soul which are spread to receive the gale of a heavenly blessing. For the exciting of holy desires and longings, consider: (1) The MAGNIFICENCE and ROYALTY of this supper. It is a heavenly banquet. ‘The Lord Almighty will prepare a feast of…

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