Some people fear taking the Lord’s Supper (Communion) because they feel unworthy. Many teach that we have to look for our sins before we can take communion, and if we don’t confess everything, we will be in danger of judgment. This is not what the Bible teaches. This short study looks at the misunderstood passage that causes these fears, and reminds us that the purpose of this sacrament is to remember what Christ has done, and reflect on the joy of our salvation!
Covers Chapter 12 of Weakness is Your Greatest Strength It is often taught that fear and doubt are sins, but the Bible teaches differently. Fear and doubt are calls of the flesh to disbelieve and use human effort to control life, but faith calls us to trust in God inspite of fear. This study looks at exampls of this truth. Most of the people God used began with fear and doubt, but stepped out in faith. God will use barriers to see if we trust Him. Few Christians experience the power of God because the circumstances of life draw us into doubt, but it doesn’t have to be the case for you!
Chapter 11 of the book, Weakness is Your Greatest Strength.
This study looks at examples from scripture of people who failed miserably, but discovered that their failure put them into the position of success. Once they fell short, it became the opportunity to discover that true power comes from God. When we think God is disappointed or angry, the truth is that God is preparing us to receive His work in us, but that experience can only happen when self-effort is out of the way.
Chapter 10 of Weakness is Your Greatest Strength.
This study looks at how God torn the veil of the temple to expose the holiest place of God to every person, including sinners. Once Christ died to take away sin, there is now no barrier between us and God, and we can freely come to Him without the fear of sin, and without the fear of His anger.
Covers chapter 9.
This lesson looks at some of the problem scriptures that cause people to doubt their relationship with God. What does the Bible mean when it says, if someone sins willfully, there remains no more sacrifice for sin? Or if someone falls away, it’s not possible to be renewed again to repentance? These scriptures are often misused to overthrow the faith of Christians, but if we examine the context and the purpose of these passages, it is quite the opposite of what people are often taught. These were intended to instruct, offer hope, and establish our confidence in Christ. It is not a message of condemnation.