The Lord’s Supper

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Jesus never asked His disciples to remember His birth.  In this season I think this is important to mention.  But He did instruct them to remember His death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols as reminders of His death.  These two ordinances are: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper.  The Lord’s supper is an object lesson that represents a great spiritual truth for believers.

What is the Lord’s Supper?  (1 Corinthians 11:23-26)

It is a simple act, “the Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread.”

A reminder, “…and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “this is my body, which is for you; eat it in remembrance of me.”

It is a symbol, “In the same way, He took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, drink it to remember me”.

It is also a statement of faith.  For whenever you eat the bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes back”

Who Should Take The Lord’s Supper?

Only those who are already believers.  For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment upon himself.” 2 Cor 11:29

How Do I Prepare Myself For The Lord’s Supper?

“Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of the Lord.  A person ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” 1 Cor 11:27-28

To do this we need to engage in self-examination (1 Cor 11:27), confessing our sins (1 John 1:9), committing ourselves to God (Rom 12:1), and restoring relationships (Matt 5:23-24).

I encourage you to take some time to remember Him at this time of year, not just His birth but why it is all so important.

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