Saturday, March 06, 2010


Scripture: Mt. 26:26-28; Mk. 14:22-25; 1 Cor. 11:23-32. Note that other passages of Scripture may be read. But these are ones specifically describing the Lord's Supper.

Things to do: Pray. Give thanks for the bread. Give thanks for the fruit of the vine. Give thanks for Jesus Christ. Without thanksgiving, the eating won't be blessed.

Focus: Partake of the bread and cup in a "worthy manner". Focus on what Jesus did in giving Himself for us. Proclaim His death. Proclaim the cross. It is a remembrance.
Do not forget to remind the church that this is about Jesus giving his body and blood for our salvation.

Be careful: The Lord's Supper is a time to focus on what Jesus said to focus on. It is never said that the Lord's Supper is a proclamation of the 2nd coming. It is not a proclamation of the 2nd coming of Jesus. We wouldn't tell people that Baptism is a reminder that God won't flood the earth again. Likewise, we don't change the meaning of God's memorial. What Jesus did for us at the cross is too important to forget. So please do not teach that the Lord's Supper is something that it is not.

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