The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper

THE LIVING WORD CENTER, INC.

Rev. Jay Werman, Director

Sturdy guide for “Doctrinal Foundation”

Topic: The Lord’s Supper; New life and New Convent.

Text base: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26.

The Lord himself instituted the last supper the same night He was betrayed. Paul received revelation directly from Jesus Christ about the Last supper as is describe in verse 23,

“For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread.”

Gal. 2:2:

” And I went up by revelation, and communicated unto them that gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but privately to them which were of reputation, lest by any means I should run, or had run, in vain.”

The last Supper symbolizes the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus did for every human being and it must be done in Remembrance of Him. V. 24

Let’s break down in details the passages of 1 Corinthians 11:23-26:

  • The expression “Betrayed” in the original Greek language means “Delivered” compare; v. 2, 23; John 18:30; acts 3:13; Rom. 8:32.
  • “Took Bread”: This is a symbol of my body. Verse 24. As this bread is broken, so my body will be marred and striped for you. Read and compare; Isa. 52:14; 53:4-5; 1 pet. 2:24.
  • “In remembrance of me”. Verse 24. In other words what Jesus meant is that “This is a memorial of me until I come”. Verse 24-26. After He comes it will be observed in the kingdom. Luke 22:16, 18-20. Mt. 26:29.
  • “Took the Cup”: This is of my blood, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Read Mt. 26:28; Ephesians1:7; col. 1:20; Acts 20:28; rev. 1:5; 5:10; 1 John 1:7. It also symbolizes His blood that seals the new covenant, which is based upon better promises. Heb. 8:6; 9:15-22.
  • Anytime you do this “you show forth the lord’s death till He comes again”. Verse 25; Luke 22:19.

Few Reasons why Paul wrote this letter to the Corinthians:

  1. Correcting issues and Problems that occurred with them, especially when they were sharing the Lord’s Supper. At the same this letter will be as instructions for others to follow.
  2. They were getting drunken and intoxicating. Verse 21
  3. What Paul was is that “They made the church a place to be despised and shame the poor by their conduct. Instead of putting the food on a common table so all could partake as needed, the rich ate by themselves and the poor by themselves. The rich despised the poor and this led to the divisions and strife of verse 18-19. And to the drunkenness and shame of verse 21-22. These things disqualified them for the Lord’s Supper and also brought on the sickness and death. Verse 27-30
  4. Each person should examine himself to see if he is in the faith and decide his fitness to partake of the Lord’s Supper before he does so. Verse 28. It is better not to partake if one is not fit, and yet one should not feel that he is unfit if he knows he is born again and is walking as he should be in the gospel. 1 John 1:7; col. 2:6-7; 3:5-10; Rom. 6:14-23; 8:1-13; gal. 5:16-26.

9 ways to partake of the Lord’s Supper unworthy:

  1. Take the Lord’s Supper in envying and strife. Verse 18
  2. Take it to just commemorate a mere historical fact, as the Jews celebrated the Passover. Verse 19
  3. Take it in surfeiting and drunkenness. Verse 21-22
  4. Take it in irreverence to God and his church. Verse 22
  5. Take it in disrespect to the poor and needy. Verse 22
  6. Take it in unbelief, not realizing its true significance, and not discerning the lord’s body and blood to receive the benefits by faith. Verse 27-30.
  7. Take it without judging self so as to escape chastening from God.  Verse 31-32
  8. If we will judge ourselves and have faith in the work of Christ on the cross, we shall not have to suffer or go without benefits provided for us. If we will not do this, then we shall have to reap what we sow. If we judge any sin committed, ask for forgiveness, and put it away, then God does not chasten us. But if we refuse to judge ourselves, then he judges by chastening. Verse 31-32
  9. Lets us have order at the Lord’s Supper and in the house of God. Satisfy hunger at home and do not come together in disorder and condemnation. Verse 33-34

 

  May our God keep blessing your life!!

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