Breaking of Bread/Lord's Supper

How We Should Break Bread

Preparation for the Lord’s Supper

[Some Notes]

Things to consider while breaking bread:

- It is one of the moments one is nearest to heaven

- The presence of God is beyond all measure

- The love of Christ melts our hearts

- Visualize the Man of Calvary

- Stoop to kiss the Conqueror’s feet

- Consider His wounds [“My Lord and My God”]

- Preparation for the Supper: One must examine “himself” for the love feast (See Acts 2:46)

- Meaning: The breaking of bread formed an integral part

- Participation in the Supper: “So let us eat’

- Praise and Worship at the Supper: Song of Solomon 2:14

 

The Lord's Supper

Keeping the Ordinance (1 Corinthians 11:23-34) - Before and when we assemble to remember the Lord, there are four looks we should take. There must be preparation before there can be participation in a worthy way. 

 

1. The Look-In

"Let a man examine himself (test...prove...approve)." See 1 Corinthians 11:28-29. There must be soul searching, introspection, and confession. This examination does not mean that we should stay away from the Lord's Supper. We should examine ourselves, get right with God, and get right with our brethren, and then partake. If we "examine" and "judge," God will not judge us. There will be a judgment (see 1 Corinthians 11:31). [There is the thought of confession and repentance].

The Meeting of the Church

The insights of children are often far beyond their years. Their honesty sometimes staggers me. I heard of a young lad who once accompanied his father to their Sunday night church service. It was a warm summer evening. The service seemed boring and dull. The message was addressed more to those who were absent than to those present. The order of the service was rigidly routine - it never...

Extract from the Book of Common Prayer

The offering of Christ once made to that perfect Redemption, Propitiation and Satisfaction for all the sin of the whole world both original and actual, there is none other satisfaction for sin but that alone. Wherefore the Sacrifices of masses in that which it is commonly said, that the priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dear to have remission of pain or guilt were blasphemous fables and dangerous deceits. Extract from The Manual of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament of the Bo...

The Lord's Supper

THOUGHTS ON THE LORD'S SUPPER;

DESIGNED FOR THE HELP OF CHRISTIANS

IN THIS DAY OF DIFFICULTY.

C H Mackintosh.

 

 

 

Preface.

Reversing the Trend

"Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and repent." (Rev. 3:3). Perhaps you are in an assembly where gradual changes have been occurring. The Lord’s Supper is no longer viewed as very important. Attendance was down and the decision was made to appoint one man to orchestrate the service. It was also suggested that women be free to participate vocally. Now they seem to be more vocal than the men. Since the elders were not doing their wor...

Thoughts on the Lord's Supper

Thoughts on the Lord's Supper; Designed for the help of Christians in this day of difficulty. C. H. Mackintosh. Preface. The institution of the Lord's Supper must be regarded, by every spiritual man, as a peculiarly touching proof of the Lord's gracious care and considerate love for His Church. From the time of its appointment until the present hour, it has been a steady, though silent, witness to a truth which the enemy, by every means in his power, has sought to corrupt and set aside, na...

The Headship of Christ

CHRIST THE HEAD

 

A second truth to which the local church should be a witness is that Christ is the Head of the body. How can believers testify to this fact today? Obviously they must accept no human leader as head of the Church. The most glaring violation of this is the head of a large religious system who claims to be the temporal head of the body of Christ. Most Christians today have seen the folly of such a pretension, yet in somewhat subtler forms the evil has infiltrated into almost all segments of Christendom.

The Headship of Christ is truly acknowledged when He is allowed to control the church’s activities, to make its decisions, to superintend in every department. To many this will sound vague and impractical. How can the Lord in heaven guide a local church on earth? The answer is that He will never fail to make His will known to those who patiently wait on Him for it. True, this requires a great deal of spiritual exercise on the part of the believers. It would be much easier to take matters in their own hands, and make their own plans. But it should be remembered that New Testament principles can only be carried out with New Testament power, and those who are unwilling to tread the path of dependence, prayer, and patient waiting will never have the privilege of seeing the Great Head of the Church guiding the local church or assembly here on earth.

Coming to God

THE LORD’S SUPPER This solemn act of remembrance was instituted by the Lord Jesus on the night of His betrayal. Immediately after He had celebrated the last Passover with His disciples, He introduced what we know as the Lord’s supper. “He took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.’ Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new testament in my blood, whic...

Our Advocate and Forgiveness

It is a blessed thing for one to know Christ as his Savior but more blessed to know the Savior. Paul could say, “I know whom I have believed” (2 Tim. 1:12), but also desired to “know Him and the power of His resurrection” (Phil. 3:10). The Lord Jesus Christ not only became man to die for our sins but is now a risen, glorified man in heaven, the High Priest and Advocate of His people. As High Priest, He is touched with the feeling of our infirmities and lives to strengthe...
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