A Defining Moment
1 Corinthians 11:17-22
January 7, 2007
Now as we prepare to share in the Lord's Supper tonight ... join me in 1 Corinthians 11. In a moment .. we're going to begin reading in verse 17. When Jesus established the Lord's Supper .. He intended this to be a defining moment for His disciples.
Life is changed forever by defining moments. I thought back this week over a few of the defining moments in my life:
*1967: I choose to repent of my sin and receive Jesus Christ as my savior. That decision shaped the whole direction of my life.
*1974: I surrendered my life to full time Christian ministry. Another defining moment that determined my vocation.
* 1979: Julie and I were married .. and let me tell you tonight: that friend was a defining moment in the life of Ernest Easley.
Let me fast forward to one more defining moment in my life:
*January 6, 2002: when I accepted your invitation to move from Texas to serve as your pastor! Defining moments! Those moments that we make life-altering decisions. They determine where we live .. who we marry .. where we go to college: defining moments.
Now when Jesus established the Lord's Supper .. He intended it to be a defining moment .. a spiritual revival for those at the table. Tonight .. we need a defining moment in our life and church just as those early disciples as well as the early church needed a defining moment in their life
I'm talking about each of us making a decision regarding our relationship with God. I'm talking about tonight being a reference point .. a night that we can refer back to as THE NIGHT that our disposition changed .. our desire changed .. our disobedience changed .. our dissatisfaction changed .. our distrust changed.
Roswell Street Baptist Church needs a defining moment and I'm praying that tonight will be the night for you to experience a defining moment. After all .. every Lord's Supper has the potential and possibility of becoming a de ...
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