Summary: A look at the Lord's Supper and God's provision for healing (Adapted from a CD series by John Paul Jackson called "Communion Effect.")
Bread, Juice, and Healing
Continue in the theme- becoming a Dangerous Church.
A Dangerous Church is a church that is
serious about their walk with God and
dangerous to the unbelief in- world around them
We are called to be a people of faith, not unbelief.
Hab 2:4 "Behold, as for the proud one,His soul is not right within him; But the righteous will live by his faith.
Too many “unbelieving” believers in the church today.
God gave to man-a wonderful mind, and incredible ability to reason.
Our culture exalts- intellectual part of our being above- spiritual/intangible part of- being.
We are called to be men/women of faith who see with eyes of the spirit as well as understand w/the mind.
Bread, Juice, and Healing
(taken from a CD series by John Paul Jackson- The Communion Effect)
Talk about- provision found in- crucifixion of Christ.
Communion is a picture of Jesus death on the cross.
In Communion we find God’s provision for our lives.
What does Communion mean to most Christians?
1. A reminder of Christ sufferings-
Christ was beaten and scourged for us- Isa 53
2. Forgiveness of our sins-
His blood was shed for forgiveness of sin
Mtt 26:28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. NASU
In Christ we have been reconciled to God
Rom 5:11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation
However, in the Communion Table we will also find-
1. healing (Mtt 8)
2. demonic deliverance (Mk 1)
3. miracles (Lk 22)
Passover Supper (precursor to Communion)
The Jews were slaves in Egypt for over 400 years.
God sent Moses to set them free- 10 plagues.
Just before God set the Jews free He had them
paint- blood of a lamb on- doorposts, lintels, and
eat the Passover meal- ate the flesh of the lamb.
Ex 12:3, 6-8
After eating the Passover meal they marched out of captivity and into freedom.
The blood protected- Jews from the death angel as the blood of Christ sets us free from eternal death.
The flesh of the Lamb that they ate is a picture of Christ work on the cross.
Jn 6:51 "I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh." NASU
Consider- condition of- Jews in captivity- they were-
slaves, not a strong people afflicted and suffered a great deal
not a God worshipping people (400 yrs)
Now look at the picture after they ate- Passover meal-
The Jews came out of Egypt with
Egyptians- take our gold- do not come back
No longer a weak, afflicted, enslaved people
Through the blood on the door posts they were protected from the death angel.
By eating the Passover meal they were set free from captivity and entered into God’s provision.
This is a glimpse of what Christ came to do for us
Jn 10:10 "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. NASU