Just Announced: Philippians Sermon Series

Summary: How to come to the Lord’s Table

I Cor 11:23-30


- School this week

- Dr. --- To find out what is wrong

1 Corinthians 11:28

But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of [that] bread, and drink of [that] cup.

A Duty - Preventing Sin

- Unworthy Communication

Goldsmiths - The truth of their gold - Touchstone

- “ Purity “ “ “ - Fire

- “ Weight “ “ - Scale

The Object Of The Examination  Himself

- Not by Pastor Priest or Others

- The Bar of conscience for questioning Concerning . . . . .

1. My State - Do I have a right to come?

2. My Sin - “I Know A Fount Where Sins Are Washed

3. My Needs - Psalm 27:4

One [thing] have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.

4. My Ends & Designs - To obey the Lord - Show his death

- Renew & seal my covenant with Him

- Get Nearness & Communion

- Nourishment for Soul

The Matter Of The Examination

1. It is a feast

• Have I Life? - Dead sit not at a banquet

• Have I appetite? - How else can I eat

• Have I Friendship - With my Lord

• Have I Garments - Salvation & Praise Is. 61:10, 3

Is. 61

10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified

2. Jesus Bids Us To Show Forth His Death

• Have I faith in His death?

• Do I live by His death?

3. Jesus Bids Us To This By Eating & Drinking

• Is Jesus truly the food of my soul?

• Eating a fact or mockery?

4. Jesus Calls Us To Remember Him In This Supper

• Are my past dealings with Him such as I wish to remember?

• Is He so loved by me that I wish to have Him in my memory?

Three Who Come

1. Those who come with out examination & Sin

- Need to repent and coup a right

2. Those who rarely come because of feeling inadequate

- Need to know that if they are not fit for communion below are not fit for heaven above

3. We who are of Jesus & have examined ourselves need to partake for He is our example and encouragement

Three Questions to Ask

1. What Am I?

2. What Have I Done?

3. What Do I Want?

A Father was cleaning out the junk drawer

- Came across a badly nicked baby cup

- Ready to throw it out

- Yesterdays reflections flooded his memory

- My 3 daughters drank from this cup

- It was a treasured possession

       

- Another Cup

- Drink In Remembrance Of Me!

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