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].

Worship

What is Worship?

    Worship is offering praise to God for Who He is and for what He has done for us—the greatness of His work. It is the overflow of a heart that has been musing on Christ.
    Worship is giving to God—not receiving from God, although it invariably results in blessing for the good.

 

Why is Worship Necessary?

    We were created that we might bring glory to God (see Isaiah 43:7).

    We were redeemed that we might bring honor to God (see Ephesians 1:12).

    God, our Father, seeks our worship (see John 4:23).

Examples of Worship: 

    - The worship of the wise men (see Matthew 2:1-11).

    - The worship by the woman with the alabaster box of ointment (see Matthew 26:6-13 and Mark 14:3-9).

    - Worship by Mary (see Luke 10:38-42).

    - Worship by the cleansed leper (see Luke 17:12-19).

The Lord’s Supper: 

    Remember Him: “This do in remembrance of Me” (see Luke 22:19).

    Show His death: “For as oft as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you do show the Lord’s death” (see 1 Corinthians 11:26).

    Look forward to His return, “till He comes” (see 1 Corinthians 4:26).

    Witness to the unity of the Body of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 10:10-17).

 

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