by Jerry Branch

The Lord's Supper: We Do It to Remember Him
Jerry Branch
1 Corinthians 11:24

1 Corinthians 11:24 says in part: '' this in remembrance of Me.''''

Today, as all of us prepare our hearts to remember Jesus Christ through the observance of the Ordinance of the Lord's Supper, I'd like us to spend some time considering just what this service is all about. This may help each of us get even more out of this ordinance, in that we'll have our minds and thoughts more squarely upon our Lord, Jesus Christ. I'm afraid that too many times we come to the Table and haven't given enough thought as to why we are here, nor do we sometimes give enough time to prepare our hearts. The Lord's Supper is so much more than just another 'ritual' or just 'some quarterly add-on' to the service because that's 'what we do here at First Baptist.'

So today, as we prepare to join in communion to celebrate and remember Jesus Christ, let's see what the Bible tells us about this special Supper Observance.

The Bible teaches us that this Supper Observance is actually a service, it's NOT an 'add-on' to a regular Service, but it is in and of itself a Service...a service of three things...that's one of the reason's I always try to lead this Special Service as just that that...a service to remember Jesus...not a regular service PLUS the Lord's Supper.

It is a Service of ''TESTIMONY'' as we see in 1 Corinthians 11:26 and it is a Service of ''COMMUNION.'' (Sharing)1 Corinthians 10:16 it is a Service of 'REMEMBRANCE';

1 Corinthians 11:26 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes.

As a Service of Testimony we PROCLAIM.
The word translated ''Proclaim'' or ''announce'' is the Greek Word, ''katagge,llw kataggello'' which is what happened when a King would enter a region or town. The King's Herald would go ahead of Him and 'announce' or proclaim His pending arrival so that His subjects could be ready to fall out and give approp ...

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