Friday, April 6, 2012

The Lord's Supper

1 Cor. 11:23-29

I.  What We Do - break the bread personally.  He died for each one personally.  We eat together as the body of Christ.

II.   Why We Do It 
A In Obedience - 1 Cor. 11:24-25 - the Lord told us to do it.  There is no instruction as to how often to do it.
B.  In Remembrance - 1 Cor. 11:24-25 - Compare the Passover observance.  1 Cor. 5:7 b - "for Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed."
C.  In Declaration - 1 Cor. 11:25-26 - saying (1)  I believe in His substitutionary sacrifice, and (2)  I accept His substitutionary sacrifice.

III.  Who Should Partake - Obviously, Christians - but more than just bearing the title "Christian".  Seriously committed Christians - it's not to be taken lightly or flippantly.

IV. Special note of ... 1 Cor. 11:27  Compare Luke 18:10-14 a - ".... before God."  (There two unworthy people in this passage.  1 with unworthy approach/manner.)

1 Cor. 11:27-28

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