Congratulations Graduates • 2012 • A Great Year to • Graduate!
We Will Not Forget.. • Hebrews 13:1-4 • 13 Let brotherly love continue. • 2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. • 3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
We Will Not Forget • Hebrews 13:16And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
We Will Not Forget • . 2 Peter 3:8But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.
Some memorials of God Rainbow Gen. 9: 8-17
Passover • Passover.. • Exodus 12:14
Manna • Ex. 16:32-34
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.
I. Names for Lord’s Supper Not: Eucharist Sacrament Mass It is called: “The Lord’s Supper” I Cor. 11:20 “The Lord’s Table” I Cor. 10:21
Communion – I Cor. 10:16 • “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? • The’breaking of bread” Acts 20:7 • And upon the first day of the week, when • The disciples came together to break 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
The Meaning of the • Lord’s Supper Commemoration --Observed in memory of Christ. Luke 22:19 -Reminded of his Death/burial/Resurrection
Meaning of Lord’s Supper Communion – ..With God and Christ. I Cor. 10:16 ---with one another. I Cor. 10:17
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
Notice: • The day is Specific…First Day of the Week. • The time of day is Generic.. • The time of day • (any time during the • 24 hour period)
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 How many Times Have you taken The Lord’s Supper?
Since you were baptized… • How many times have you missed Eating theLord’s Supper?
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.