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What is the Lord’s Supper? - Pastor David Welch

October 2, 2022



“23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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 He took the cup also 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 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. 28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world.”
1 Corinthians 11:23–32 (NASB)


THE IDEA:

Make the experience of this sacred meal your most grace-filled spiritual practice.




The Lord’s Supper

I. What is the Lord’s Supper?


“do this in remembrance of Me.”

1 Corinthians 11:24 (NASB)



II. Who participates in the Lord’s Supper?


“53 So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in yourselves.

54 “He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.”

John 6:53–54 (RSVCE)



III. How do we respond in the Lord’s Supper?


“… do this in remembrance of Me.”

1 Corinthians 11:24-25 (NASB)


“But a man must examine himself …”

1 Corinthians 11:28 (NASB)




IV. Why?


“16 Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ?

17 Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.”

1 Corinthians 10:16–17 (NASB 1995)



7 “Let us rejoice and be glad and give the glory to Him, for the marriage of the Lamb has come and His bride has made herself ready.”

8 It was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints.

9 Then he said to me, “Write, ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ ” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”

Revelation 19:7–9 (TLV)









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