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How To Prepare For The Lord's Supper (29 of 40)
Series: Living Under Kingdom Authority
Ernest L. Easley
1 Corinthians 10:14-23, 31-32
Last time together we saw where Paul said in chapter 10.13, ''No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.''
Now put that on pause for a moment. Tonight, during our evening worship gathering, we're going to come together to share in the Lord's Supper. It's always a special time when we gather to proclaim the blood and body of Christ, which was broken and spilled out as a sacrifice for our sin.
Just as important as the participation in the supper and the proclamation of the supper is the preparation for the supper. And that's what we find Paul talking about beginning in chapter 10.14. It's amazing to me that the verses we come to in our study this morning speak to where we are tonight as a church: at the Lord's Table!
You say, ''Pastor, you planned it that way.'' No, God planned it that way which tells me that God has something to say to us this morning in preparation for the Lord's Supper tonight. And that preparation involves our Living Under Kingdom Authority.
So look with me to 1 Corinthians 10 beginning in verse 14 as we consider …
How to Prepare for the Lord's Supper
1 Corinthians 10.14-23, 31-33
''Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15 I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? 17 For we, though many, are one bread and one body; for we all partake of that one bread. 18 Observe Israel after the flesh: Are not those who eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar? 19 What am I saying then? That an idol is anything, or what is offered ...
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