Lord's Supper is a Memorial Matt. 26:26-29 Mark 14:22-25 Luke 22:19-20 “Do this in memory of Me” 1 Cor. 11:25 WEB
The Lord’s Supper is the greatest memorial ever given to man. It is a celebration of the death of the sinless Son of God and the declared anticipation of His return.
Some memorials of God Rainbow Passover Manna
I. Names for Lord’s Supper Not: Eucharist Sacrament Mass It is called: “The Lord’s Supper” “The Lord’s Table” “Communion” “Breaking of Bread”
II. Elements of Lord’s Supper Jesus wanted to be remembered Bread = “take this and eat it: it is my body” Matt. 26:26 Fruit of the vine = “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant” Matt. 26:27-28
III. Meaning of Lord’s Supper Commemoration Communion Proclamation Dedication Anticipation
IV. Proper Way to Observe Can be done wrong “not for the better, but for the worse.” 1 Cor. 11:17 “For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.” 1 Cor. 11:30
Worthy Manner • “eat this bread,...drink this cup, unworthily...” 1 Cor. 11:27 • Adverb = the manner of partaking • Discerning the Lord’s Body “...being conscious that it is the Lord's body”1 Cor. 11:29 BBE
On The First Day of The week “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” Acts 20:7
JESUS was Raised on 1st day “Now when He rose early on the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom He had cast seven demons.” MARK 16:9 First Day of Week
CHURCH Established on 1st day “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come. . . Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. . . And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” ACTS 2:1, 41, 47 First Day of Week
First Day Means Every First Day 1 Cor. 16:2 – “On the first day of every week” (NASV; NIV; RSV) 2. Illustrations: “Our club meets on Monday.” “Friday is pay day.” “Saturday is double time.”
First Day Means Every First Day 1 Cor. 16:2 – “On the first day of every week”
Memorial Day Observed in memory of Jesus Bread and Fruit of the Vine First day of the Week In the right manner or attitude Partake every week 2,623 Times
The Lord's Supper Important part of our worship Simplicity – fitting memorial All around the world people partake of the communion on the first day of the week.
Sermon by Arthur Pigman Evans Church of Christ 515 Gibbs Road Evans, Ga. 30809 706-855-1249 firstname.lastname@example.org www.evansgachurchofchrist.org Sunday Morning May 25, 2008