The Meaning of the Lord's Supper
Dr. Fred Lowery
Genesis 12:1-3; Genesis 15:17; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Hebrews 9:12-14; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Galatians 3:13; Philippians 2:8; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Acts 1:9-11; Revelation 1:7-8; 1 Corinthians 11:28-29
November 23, 2008
What a beautiful song that captures what the Lord's Supper is all about as we ask for that forgiveness and as we come with thanksgiving. I want to talk to you about the meaning of the Lord's Supper and as I started thinking about it I realized that you have to go back a ways to really understand what the Lord's Supper is all about. A lot of times we just take it for granted and we just do it, we go through the motions. So I started going back and then I had to go back a little further and a little further until finally I ended up back at creation. And so I'm going to talk about the creation, I'll begin there and I need about an hour for each one of these little sections so I'm going to try to do it in just a short time. But the Lord's Supper reminds me of a special time that brings back memories and reminders of the goodness and the grace of God. I think any time we come to this table we ought to remember the day we got saved. The day we knew that our sins were forgiven and that we belonged to God forever. And we should never get over getting saved. And then a reminder that God did it all. Our salvation was because of God. We couldn't save ourselves but He did it. And then the fact that throughout our lives God has been pursuing us with His love. Throughout the Bible God pursues man with His love and His patience. And God's love as the Psalmist says, endures forever. God simply never stops loving us. And what wonderful news is to know that no matter what you've done you have never done anything to cause God to love you any less. He loves you with a perfect love and that love endures forever. Then I think in these troubled days in which we are living right now we need to be reminded tha ...
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