Remember - Notes
On this Memorial Day weekend, not only do we remember those who have died for our freedom, we remember Him who died for our Freedom.
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
The Why? (Romans 3:23, Romans 6:23a, Romans 5:8)
The Results? (Romans 6:23b)
The How? (Ephesians 2:8-9)
The Lord’s Supper is for BELIEVERS only
1 Corinthians 11:26
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death UNTIL HE COMES.
We look forward to the Wedding Supper of the Lamb
1 Corinthians 11:27-29
So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.
Examine YOURSELF and own your OWN sin
Paul doesn’t say make sure you are worthy to participate, but make sure you participate in a worthy manner
Not only is the Lord’s Supper for BELIEVERS only; it’s for SINNERS only too
1 Corinthians 11:17-22
In the following directives I have no praise for you, for your meetings do more harm than good. In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it. No doubt there have to be differences among you to show which of you have God’s approval. So then, when you come together, it is not the Lord’s Supper you eat, for when you are eating, some of you go ahead with your own private suppers. As a result, one person remains hungry and another gets drunk. Don’t you have homes to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God by humiliating those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? Certainly not in this matter!
1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.
Unity of Need
Unity of Faith
Unity of Grace
Unity of the Family
Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.
Jesus is REALLY here!
LOOK BACK in Faith
LOOK FORWARD in Hope
LOOK IN in Repentance
LOOK AROUND in Unity
LOOK UP in Expectation