Summary: We must know the meaning of the Lord’s supper for it to be meaningful.
LET’S TAKE THE SUPPER SERIOUSLY
I CORINTHIANS 11:23-26
23For 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: 24And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.
I. WHAT ARE WE TO DO?
“To remember Him.” Vv. 24,25
A. HOW EASY IT IS FOR US TO FORGET.
1. Was it because we were too busy?
2. Was it because we just didn’t want to be bothered?
B. HE EXPECTS US TO BE FAITHFUL.
1. This is a means of fellowship.
2. This is a memorial feast.
II. HOW ARE WE ASKED TO DO IT?
A. WITH SIMPLICITY
B. WITH SINCERITY
1. The danger we face.
“Eating and drinking unworthily”
2. Our duty
“Let a man examine himself”
a. His relationship with Christ
b. His relationship with the Church
III. WHY ARE WE ASKED TO DO IT?
A. WE SHOULD RECOGNIZE THE FACT OF THE CROSS.
1. We share in the body of Christ.
2. We share in the blood of Christ.
B. WE SHOULD RENEW OUR FAITH IN CHRIST.
1. Celebrating His love
2. Giving thanks for His grace
3. Rejoicing in salvation.