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Lord's Day Liturgy

Thankful Opposites

Because we are holding to the trustworthy word as taught, because we are receiving instruction in sound doctrine, because we work to guard against those who contradict it, we should give thanks to the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior, that we meet to share His Supper as the opposite of those described in Titus 1:10-16.

We are not insubordinate, but we submit to the Lord Jesus. We are not empty talkers, not windbags, but we know the eternal words that make wise for salvation. We are not deceivers, we have put off the old self and speak truth in love.

Our households are not upset, but they are set in order, sound in faith. We are not devoted to white space stories and human standards, but devoted to the truth. By God’s grace and Spirit and Word our minds and our consciences have been cleansed and are being renewed. We profess to know God and seek to honor Him with our works.

We are not detestable, but loved. We are not disobedient, but because Christ bore our sins in His body on the tree, we are dead to sin and living in righteousness. We are not unfit for any good work, but we’ve been qualified to share in the inheritance of the saints in light, walking in a manner worthy of the Lord.

This is our common faith, this is grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. Eat the bread and drink the cup in remembrance of the Lord.