The Breaking of Bread (5 of 7) by Michael Romero

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The Breaking of Bread (5 of 7)
Series: Managing Our Spiritual Investment Portfolio
Michael Romero
Acts 2:42


Today before we observe Communion I wanted to share with you from the scriptures some things that I feel may give us a refreshing and special experience of the Lord's Supper.

We are studying the four principles in Acts 2:42 that permeated the first century church's Christian lifestyle.

So far we have studied 2 out of the 4 of the principles.

We have learned how the Apostles Doctrine was central to the early church and should be foundational in God's church today. Then we traveled for three weeks through the topic of Biblical Fellowship. Today we have come to the third practice of the first century church, "The Breaking of Bread".

I feel that at times the Christian church has faithfully observed the Lord's Supper for so long that only a vague sense of "why" remains in the minds of Christ's body.

The assumption is that everyone is already aware of the "why". However, even if this were true I believe it is good once in a while for the church to take a fresh breath into the body of Christ and look at why we observe the Lord's Supper.

There are several reasons why the observance of the Lord's Supper became one of the top four things the early church practiced with devotion.

Today I want to share with you three things that have captured my heart and unleashed a passion for this great sacrament. The Lord's Supper was instituted as,

I. A Consummation of the Past
II. A Celebration of the Present
III. A Cheerful Outlook for the Future

Let's look at these three things together.

I. A Consummation of the Past

Jesus Christ brought everything to Himself and pointed all celebration to Him. He effectively replaced the Jewish Passover with what we call the Lord's Supper today.

Turn to the book of Corinthians and find chapter five. We will read verses 7 and 8.

1 Corinthians 5:7-8 (NASB95)
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