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If you grew up in the church, what do you remember of the Lord’s Supper as a kid? What has been your experience of the Lord’s Supper in the past?

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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.

Through the Lord’s Supper we …

Look Back

How does this quote sum up the Gospel?

I did that to Him;
He did that for me.

Look Forward

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1 Corinthians 11:26

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death UNTIL HE COMES.

What are you looking forward to when Jesus comes again?

Look In

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.

Would you agree with this quote and why?

Faults are like headlights:
Everyone else’s seem more glaring than your own

Paul doesn’t say make sure you are worthy to participate, but make sure you participate in a worthy manner. What’s the distinction? And why is the distinction important? Have you been part of a church where that distinction wasn’t made? What was that like?

Why is the Lord’s Supper not only for BELIEVERS, but also for SINNERS?

Look around

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.

In our divided world, why can the church be the one place where people are truly unified? How is the church doing? Why can our unity be such an attraction to the world?

Look Up

There are a few theologies about how Jesus is present in the Lord’s Supper. Without getting into all the theological details, why is believing Jesus is REALLY present when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper important?

Which part of remembering Jesus is most important to you right now and why?

  1. LOOK BACK in Faith

  2. LOOK FORWARD in Hope

  3. LOOK IN in Repentance

  4. LOOK AROUND in Unity

  5. LOOK UP in Expectation

What you put into it.
Is what you get out of it.
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