Summary: A look at the Lord's Supper and God's provision for healing (Adapted from a CD series by John Paul Jackson called "Commion Effect.")
Fruit versus Wine
Communion Pt 2
Continue in the theme- becoming a Dangerous Church.
We are called to be men/women who see w/eyes of the spirit and understand w/the mind- Kingdom of God
1Tim6:12 Fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which you were called
2nd part-two week series- on Communion/Lord’s Table
Review (Isa 53:4-5)
Typically Communion is thought about in terms of
1. Remembering Christ sufferings (Isa 53)
2. Forgiveness of our sins (Mtt 26:28)
3. Reconciliation (Rom 5:11)
However, Communion also encompasses
4. Healing (Mtt 8)
5. Demonic deliverance (Mk 1)
6. Creative miracles (Lk 22)
Last week- looked at Passover story in Ex 12.
In- NT- Jesus presents Himself as- Passover Lamb
Jesus- pointing to Himself-I Am-manna, Living Bread-
he who eats this bread will live forever.
V56 What does it mean to abide?
If you abide (live) in a house and are told you can use anything in that house, then anything in that house is for your use-in that sense it is yours
Principle-abiding-everything God is we have access to.
Looking again in Isa 53:5
Isa 53:5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed.
Jesus came to purify/sanctify us in spirit/soul/body.
1 Thess 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Three fold purpose of atonement (Isa 53:5)
1. Spiritual healing for our sins
He was pierced for our transgression He was crushed for our iniquities
Transgression- willful rebellion against God’s plan
Jesus was pierced through for our rebellion.
Iniquities- offense against God’s holiness, to be twisted or perverted.
Jesus was crushed for our iniquities.
2. Healing for our souls (mind, will, emotions)
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him
Well-being (peace)- harmonious state of soul/mind.
Peace is an issue of the soul-
peace of mind, peace of emotions, peace of will.
Jesus died for our mental anguish, emotional struggles, mental torments- issues of the soul.
We can have peace with God and the peace of God.
3. Healing of our bodies (flesh, bones, blood)
And by His scourging we are healed
Tearing of Jesus body allows for-healing of our bodies
Isa 53:4 Surely our griefs He Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. NASU
Grief’s- weakness, sickness, physical affliction.
Sorrows- anguish, to feel pain.
Jesus died for our sicknesses, diseases, and pains, so we could be free from them.
Do this in Remembrance of Me
Look at Lk 22:15-18
Jn 15:5 "I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.
Jn 15- Jesus- I am the vine
Lk 22- Jesus- says- cup is the fruit of the vine
Out of- vine comes- juice- fruit of the vine, which represents the blood of Christ.