Our Confession

We observe the Lord’s Table on a weekly basis at Denver Sound Church. Here is the confession that our members recite in unison just prior to the serving of the elements:

We who profess to be the redeemed people of God also confess that we are sinners in need of a Savior.We cannot save ourselves for no righteousness dwells in us which will satisfy the justice of God.For it is written, “there is none righteous, no not one” and it is also written, “how can man be right before God?”

Therefore we appeal to God through Jesus Christ…the Son of Man, the Son of God… Who lived a sinless life, Who died an atoning death, Who rose again for our justification. He is the world’s Prophet, Priest and King… He is the world’s Lord, Judge and only Savior. For it is written, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father but through Me” and it is also written, “I am the Lord, there is no Savior besides Me”.

These things we see communicated through the bread and the cup. The bread represents His body and life; the cup His blood and death. These elements we partake of in faith…These elements we partake of with holy lives and a commitment to the local church which is also the Body of Christ. These elements we long to partake of with Him in the coming kingdom.

This is our remembrance…

This is our proclamation…

This is our New Covenant…

This is our sure hope.

Amen

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Comment by Ron:

    Once again, what you write is confusing… you say you profess to be redeemed, and yet you are in need of a Saviour… you can’t be in two places at once! Either you NEED a Saviour for you are NOT redeemed, or you ARE redeemed and HAVE a Saviour.

    Next, you “appeal” to God, and yet I see no appeal. You appeal to Him for what? There are a few true statements made, but nothing that amounts to an appeal.

    And finally, you say “we long to partake of with Him in the coming kingdom.” Which kingdom? Again, I ask you, “Which kingdom?”

    The Word of God says that the Lord’s supper is done in ‘remembrance’ of Him and what He did for us. Once we are WITH Him, this remembrance supper is no longer needed – we don’t have to remember someone Who is in our presence! In fact, the Scripture says that “you (i.e. ‘we’) proclaim the Lord’s death UNTIL he comes.” That is our ‘blessed hope’ – His glorious appearing.

  2. Comment by Troy:

    I’m not sure how to understand everything on this blog.

    On one hand you say

    “the true Gospel… demands complete obedience to Jesus as Lord?” in your first post.

    Then you say that

    “We confess that we are sinners… and cannot save ourselves for no righteousness dwells in us which will satisfy the justice of God”

    How are these two seemingly contradictory statements reconciled. Do we become completely obedient at regeneration? or do we continue sinning throughout our lives?