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- We will observe the LORD’s Supper tonight, are you ready to do it worthily? The risks are high.
- We cannot move off our current course until all have fully repented and turned unto the LORD.
- Your participation today in God’s worship without full obedience is the wicked sin of hypocrisy.
- The LORD’s Supper requires a preparatory examination (I Cor 11:27-28).
- This same church received another command to examine (II Cor 13:5).
- We are to look diligently to avoid failing God’s grace (Heb 12:14-16).
- We have a window of time to use God’s grace (Rev 2:21; Proverbs 29:1).
- David, the man after God’s own heart, examined himself (Ps 139:23-24).
- This duty of His saints was taught under the O.T. (Lam 3:40; Hag 1:5,7).
- There is a simple Godly process which we should follow (I Samuel 7:3).
- Consider faultless Daniel’s prayer of confessing sin (Daniel 9:20-23).
- Would you pay for an examination, if the doctor just took a brief glance?
- Anything short of first love is unacceptable to our LORD (Rev 2:4-5).
- Lukewarm affection, service, and diligence are nauseating (Rev 3:15-16).
- He does not allow serving two masters with a double eye (Matthew 6:24).
- Our sick society and constant compromise must be rejected (II Tim 3:1-9).
- Pure religion before God is to be unspotted (James 1:27; II Peter 3:14).
- True revivals bear immediate visible fruit (Luke 19:1-9; Acts 19:17-20).
- Hearing (Jas 1:21-25), believing (Jas 2:19), and saying (I John 2:4) flunk.
- Corinth had many weak, sick, and dead members (I Corinthians 11:29-30).
- Consider the affect Achan had on the church of Israel (Joshua 7:6-15).
- Sin cuts off God’s blessings directly (Isaiah 59; Psalm 66:18; Zech 7:13).
- We grieve the Spirit (Eph 4:30), Who is our personal Presence of Christ.
- We quench the Spirit (I The 5:19), Who is our personal Presence of Christ.
- When Jesus comes, will he find faith on earth (Luk 18:8 cp II Tim 3:1-9)?
- Man cannot imagine the blessings for proper examination (I Cor 2:9-10).
- It is more a matter of time, priority, and conviction than of knowledge.
- How important is it to you? How much time do you spend examining?
- Have you even thought about doing it? When did you last do it?
- Less than full honesty here is self-deceit and forgets an omniscient God.
- The lack of fruit in a life is a bad thing (II Pet 1:9; John 15:2; II Cor 5:17).
- Are you enjoying first love of Christ (Rev 2:4)? Or are you cold and dull?
- Are you a hot, cold, or lukewarm Christian (Rev 3:15-16)? Shall He spue?
- Are your conversations spiritually minded most of the time (Rom 8:5-9)?
- How much time, effort, priority, and importance are on spiritual duties?
- See the time, effort, and priority in physical transformation (I Co 9:24-27).
- Are you very sorrowful for all sins you commit? Or are some “little sins”?
- Do you have areas of life over which you are defensive and protective?
- Did you pray this week for God to search and know you (Ps 139:23-24)?
- Do you hate evil? Does all evil really get your spirit angry? (Prov 8:13).
- Do you have any bitterness, grudge, offence, envy, or anger with others?
- Can you imagine that anyone might have an outstanding grudge with you?
- Might a spouse or parent have scars of ancient wounds you could erase?
- Is there a brother you should reconcile before communion (Matt 5:21-26)?
- Revival and preparation for Jesus Christ requires family unity (Mal 4:5-6).
- Is your marriage perfect? In your spouse’s eyes? In God’s? (I Pet 3:7).
- Were you content with your husband/wife completely all week?
- Did you watch any evil on television this past week (Ps 101:3; Rom 1:32).
- Did you guard all your thoughts? Did you justify any? Did you confess?
- Did you use your job simply as a means to support your pursuit of God?
- Did you show brotherly kindness to other members in any way last week?
- Did you read your Bible with the intent of knowing and finding God?
- Did you pray this week and ask for the Holy Spirit or a spiritual revival?
- Did you commit adultery with your mind? Murder with your heart or lips?
- Did you get angry and sin? Did you let the sun go down on your wrath?
- We need John the Baptists and Elijahs with a “take no prisoners” attitude.
- How holy? How content? How godly? How spiritually minded?
- What habits do you still have in your life that the LORD would cut out?
- Examine, repent, confess, convert, make restitution, and replace for a holy and godly life.
- The LORD asks us to consider the results after examining and repairing our lives (Hag 2:15-19).
- The LORD will give us Ai (Joshua 8) and kill for us the fatted calf (Luke 15:21-24).