The Proclamation And Examination Of The Lord's Supper
1 Corinthians 11:26-34
INTRODUCTION: "What is the Lord's Supper?" In answer to this question, Charles Spurgeon wrote:
"The Lord's Supper is an ordinance of the New Testament, instituted by Jesus Christ; wherein, by giving and receiving bread and wine, according to His appointment, His death is shown forth (1 Cor. 11:23-26), and the worthy receivers are, not after a corporeal (bodily) and carnal manner, but by faith, made partakers of His body and blood, with all His benefits, to their spiritual nourishment, and growth in grace."
BENEFITS OF HIS DEATH:
Repentance, Belief in the Gospel, Cleansed of our Sin, Forgiven, Exchanged Life, New Nature, Settles our Eternal State.
Like baptism, the Lord's Supper presents a visible sermon, and therefore, the normal means of marking out those who have been separated from the world and given fellowship with Christ. All is entirely dependent on God's Spirit to create the spiritual communion between God and believers that it depicts.
I.THE PROCLAMATION OF THE
LORD'S SUPPER. 26
In sending forth His dear Son, God the Father dealt a death blow to sin. The instrument of death was the cross of Jesus Christ. The cross represents God's judgment on sin, but is also the way of life for the sinner because the essence of the cross is love.
You cannot view the cross with your Bible in hand without seeing the -
1. Wrath of God on His Son
2. Love of God for Sinners
His (God) remedy for our sins was the suffering of His Son on our behalf.
"What a heartbreaking thing is this extraordinary love of God, the immensity thereof lavished on such pitiful objects as we are."
Clyde Crawford, Because We Love Him
1 John 3:1, "See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God." The language of this text speaks of this love being foreign. It's not of this world, but Heaven.
Is there a ...
There are 5859 characters in the full content. This excerpt only shows a 2000 character sample of the full content.