Here at the Promise we understand that the key to changing our world is a strong church, and the key to building a strong church is having strong families. The key to a strong family is one that is rooted and built on the Gospel. Our mission is focused toward strengthening families starting with Sunday services. Around here you will often hear the phrase "family style" which means we participate in worship and service together as one big family, old and young alike, where wisdom and child like faith live in close community. We strongly believe that children will learn and grow more from watching their parents than they would in any other setting. We provide each child with their very own Promise Land Kids program with activities and games to help them stay engaged with the message. Each program has questions they get to take home and talk with their family’s about what they learned.
We are not a church interested in making "good Christians" but rather that we would become "good worshippers of God". That our worship of God would then influence who we are making us good Christians. Being lights in this dark world.
For it is by;
Through the revelation of
that we are saved for the
Sole Glory of God.
We would love for you to come worship with us Sunday morning at 10am.
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Guilty of the Body and Blood
Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 1 Corinthians 11:27
suggested further reading: 2 Corinthians 13
If the Lord requires our gratitude in receiving this sacrament, and he would have us acknowledge his grace with the heart and publish it with the mouth, that person will not go unpunished who has put insult upon Christ rather than honor, for the Lord will not allow his commandment to be despised.
Now, if we would catch the meaning of this declaration, we must know what it is to eat unworthily. Some restrict that to the Corinthians and the abuse of the Lord’s Supper that has crept in among them, but I believe that Paul, according to his usual manner, passes here from a particular case to a general statement, or from one instance to an entire class. One fault prevails among the Corinthians. Paul uses this to speak of every kind of faulty administration or reception of the Lord’s Supper. “God will not allow this sacrament to be profaned without punishing it severely,” he writes.
To eat unworthily, then, is to pervert the pure and right use of the Lord’s Supper by our abuse of it. There are various degrees of this unworthiness, and some offend more grievously, while others less so. Some fornicator, perhaps, or perjurer, or drunkard, or cheat (1 Cor. 5:11) intrudes on the Supper without repentance. As such downright contempt is a token of wanton insult against Christ, there can be no doubt that such a person receives the Supper to his own destruction. Another, perhaps, who is not addicted to any open or flagrant vice, comes forward to the Supper. But he is not prepared in heart to receive Communion. Since this carelessness or negligence is a sign of irreverence, it also deserves punishment from God. As there are various degrees of unworthy participation, the Lord punishes some slightly, while on others he inflicts more severe punishment.
It is a terrifying prospect to be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. Let Paul’s warning drive you to make sure that you never attend the Table unworthily. You will always attend as a sinner, but come as a sinner saved by grace and be prepared in your heart to remember him.
Calvin, J., & Beeke, J. R. (2008). 365 Days with Calvin (p. 247). Leominster; Grand Rapids, MI: Day One Publications; Reformation Heritage Books.
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