The Lord's Supper
I love the story of the old man who had too much to drink, who came to a revival meeting and got saved. Immediately after the service, the pastor took the candidates out to the river to be baptized.
The man, who had just been saved, was still pretty well ''sauced.'' The pastor took his head, shoved him down into the water, brought him up and asked, ''Did you see Jesus down there?'' The old boy said, ''No.'' The pastor took his head, shoved him down into the water, brought him up and asked, ''Did you see Jesus down there?'' Again, the old drunk said, ''No.''
The pastor took his head, shoved him down into the water, brought him up and asked, ''Did you see Jesus down there?'' The old drunk said, ''No, preacher, are you sure he fell in here?''
The Lord's Supper is always one of my favorite activities in the life of the church. There is such a special significance to the meaning of the service when you see the silver platters, which contain wafers, and cups of juice. And to think of the great sacrifice that Jesus made over 2,000 years ago always seems to bring me closer to the cross, and to the Christ who died there. We will see this morning in our study of Matthew's Gospel how the Lord's Supper was started, and we will learn of its true importance.
We are up to Thursday Night on our study in the life of Christ. We have seen Jesus alone with the disciples in this upper room, which would be in the City of Jerusalem. Jesus has foretold in advance that one of the twelve would betray Him into the hands of the religious leaders. And all the disciples thought it could have been them. Finally Jesus admitted that it would be Judas Iscariot, who would commit the act of treachery. Judas has been excused to go and get the ball rolling, and now Jesus is partaking of His final Passover, which He turns into the first Lord's Supper! They are reclining on the floor, and Jesus has already promoted se ...
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