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Observations Regarding The lord’s Supper. Background. We are products of our environment Beliefs/knowledge are passed on to us Do we question if something is correct? “Death, Burial, and Resurrection”. What does the Bible say about The Lord’s Supper?. Scriptures : Lord’s Supper.

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Observations regarding the lord s supper

Observations Regarding The lord’s Supper


Background

Background

  • We are products of our environment

  • Beliefs/knowledge are passed on to us

  • Do we question if something is correct?

  • “Death, Burial, and Resurrection”

What does the Bible say about

The Lord’s Supper?


Scriptures lord s supper

Scriptures : Lord’s Supper

  • Mat 26:26Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, "Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom."


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Scriptures : Lord’s Supper

  • Mar 14:22And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, "Take; this is my body." 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.”

  • Luk 22:19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.


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Scriptures : Lord’s Supper

  • Act 2:42And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

  • 1Co 10:16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread. 18 Consider the people of Israel: are not those who eat the sacrifices participants in the altar? 19 What do I imply then? That food offered to idols is anything, or that an idol is anything? 20 No, I imply that what pagans sacrifice they offer to demons and not to God. I do not want you to be participants with demons. 21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons. You cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons. 22 Shall we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he?


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Scriptures : Lord’s Supper

  • 1Co 11:20When you come together, it is not the Lord's supper that you eat. 21 For in eating, each one goes ahead with his own meal. One goes hungry, another gets drunk. 22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not. 23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, "This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me." 25 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me." 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 27 Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. 31 But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world. 33 So then, my brothers, when you come together to eat, wait for one another-- 34 if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home--so that when you come together it will not be for judgment. About the other things I will give directions when I come.


What did we learn

What Did We Learn?

  • Lord’s Supper is…

    • My (Christ’s) Body – given for you

    • My (Christ’s) Blood – poured out for many - for forgiveness of sins

    • Remembrance of Me (Christ)

    • How we partake is Important

    • No mention of Burial and Resurrection

    • Connection to a Covenant


Lord s words about his resurrection

Lord’s Words About His Resurrection

  • Matt 12:39-40 Jonah

  • Matt 16:21 suffer many things,..killed,.. raised on 3rd day

  • Matt 17:22-23 Son of Man…delivered, …killed…raised the 3rd day

  • Matt 20:18-19...delivered…condemned…flogged and crucified…raised the 3rd day

  • Mar 8:31 suffer many things,..killed,.. raised on 3rd day

  • Mar 9:31 Son of Man…delivered, …killed…raised the 3rd day

  • Mar 10:32-34 ...delivered…condemned…flogged and crucified…raised the 3rd day

  • Luk 9:22-24 suffer many things,..killed,.. raised on 3rd day

  • Luk 18:31-33 ...delivered…mocked…flogging him, they will kill him,…raised the 3rd day

  • Joh 2:19 Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."

No mention of the Lord’s Supper when He foretells of Resurrection


What is a covenant

What is a Covenant?

  • Not a Contract (limited duration and responsibility)

  • A solemn and binding relationship

  • Binding for a life time

  • In the Old Testament days …”Cutting a Covenant”

    • two people entered into a covenant with one another, a goat or lamb would be slain and its carcass would be cut in half.

    • With the two halves separated and lying on the ground, the two people who had formed the covenant would solemnize their promise by walking between the two halves saying,

    • "May God do so to me [cut me in half] if I ever break this covenant with you and God!"


Gen 15

Gen 15

  • (1) After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great." (2) But Abram said, "O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?" (3) And Abram said, "Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir." (4) And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: "This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir." (5) And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." (6) And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness. (7) And he said to him, "I am the LORD who brought you out from Ur of the Chaldeans to give you this land to possess." (8) But he said, "O Lord GOD, how am I to know that I shall possess it?" (9) He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old, a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon." (10) And he brought him all these, cut them in half, and laid each half over against the other. But he did not cut the birds in half. (11) And when birds of prey came down on the carcasses, Abram drove them away.


Gen 15 continued

Gen 15 (Continued)

On that day the LORD cut a covenant with Abram…

  • (12) As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. (13) Then the LORD said to Abram, "Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. (14) But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. (15) As for yourself, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. (16) And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete." (17) When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.

  • (18) On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, "To your offspring I give this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates,

  • (19) the land of the Kenites, the Kenizzites, the Kadmonites, (20) the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Rephaim, (21) the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Girgashites and the Jebusites."

ת -- kârath(kaw-rath‘)

To cut (off, down or asunder); specifically to covenant (that is, make an alliance or bargain, originally by cutting flesh and passing between the pieces)


Aspects of bible covenants

Aspects of Bible Covenants


Marriage covenant

Marriage Covenant

  • Mal 2:14 But you say, "Why does he not?" Because the LORD was witness between you and the wife of your youth, to whom you have been faithless, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant.

  • Contains all Elements

  • Traditional ceremony reflects Cutting of Covenant


In remembrance of me

“In Remembrance of Me”

  • Remembering What?

    • God’s Covenant with Man

    • We are a Party to the Covenant with God

    • The Great Sacrifice/Price Paid

    • The Love of God

    • The Love of Christ

  • Seriousness of How we partake

    • Not flippantly; but in reverence


Observations regarding the lord s supper

  • Are you in a Covenant relationship with God?

  • Are you remembering your commitment to the Covenant?

  • If you are not…God wants an eternal Covenant with You!


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