Sunday, October 6th, 2013
Sermon Notes

THOUGHTS ON THE LORD’S TABLE           I Corinthians 11:23             FBC-PC  10-6-13 AM



The Three-Fold Meaning of the Lord's Supper
The Lord’s Supper is:
1. a reminder of what Jesus did in the past,
2. a symbol of our present relationship with him, and
3. a promise of what he will do in the future.

The Lord’s Table or Communion grew out of the Jewish Passover celebration on the night before Christ’s crucifixion.


ORIGINATION – Jesus started it as a church ordinance Himself

      Matt. 26:26-30; Mark. 14:22-26; Luke 22:14-23


OBLIGATION – Mat. 26:27 “this do”; “all…do it” = “all of you, drink of it”

      Quality not quantity



     WHO – Baptized, obedient, forgiven children of God   


      HOW OFTEN – I Cor. 11:26 “as often”


      IN WHAT MANNER - I Cor. 11:27-30; cautious, repentant, confessing


CONSTITUTION – unleavened bread (matzo) and fruit of the vine   Luke  22:17-20.

 Four cups were poured and drunk during and after the Passover meal.  

 Jesus gave new purpose to cup 3 and cup 4 see Luke 22:17 and 20


INTERPRETATION – three basic beliefs practiced in Christendom 
    Transubstantiation – Practiced by Roman Catholics  John 6:53-58 is misunderstood as Jesus was with them at
that moment and they were eating the matzo.
Belief that upon being blessed by a priest bread and wine actually
become the body and blood of Christ.

    Consubstantiation – Practiced by Lutherans, Anglicans – Believe the body is present in spirit, at the moment the bread and cup are partaken of. 

    Symbolism – “In remembrance of me” Luke 22:19; I Cor. 11:24-25  Our Practice


LIMITATION – “till He come” I Cor. 11:25-26

Are you properly prepared to partake of the communion of the Lord’s Table?



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