The Lord's Supper
Matthew 26:17-30; 1 Corinthians 11:17-34
It was "after supper" that Jesus shared the bread and wine with His disciples, so the early church used the term the "Lord's Supper" to describe their remembrance.
I. The night Jesus was betrayed. Mt. 26:17-30
A. Jesus made arrangements to celebrate Passover with his disciples. vv. 17-19
B. Jesus announced that one of the disciples would betray him. vv. 20-25
C. During the meal of roasted lamb, unleavened bread and bitter herbs, Jesus:
1. Took bread.
2. Gave thanks.
3. Broke the bread.
4. Gave it out.
5. And said, "Take and eat; this is my body."
D. Taking the "cup of blessing," he gave thanks and offered it to each saying:
Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many.
F. They sang a hymn (from the Hallel; Ps. 113-118) and went to the Mount of Olives.
II. The "tradition" Paul "received from the Lord" and "passed on." 1 Cor. 11: 23-26
A. The Corinthian church dysfunctional - "It is not the Lord's Supper you eat." v. 20
B. Paul brings them back to basics - the tea ...
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