We proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
September 29, 2019
Church luncheon Sunday October 20
Grace Prison Ministries
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You proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes
The thoughtless, selfish behavior of the Corinthians when they gathered together to eat the Lord’s Supper.
1Co 23-26 take us back to the upper room where Jesus ate the Passover meal with His disciples on the night before His death.
It does not stand alone. It has a context.
Why is the context important for this particular passage?
The fact that He chose to place it HERE is highly significant.
The Lord’s Supper is also a remedy.
Paul received this teaching directly from the Lord.
This was not brand new material for them. He had previously taught them this.
The Lord took one loaf of bread.
They were not really gathering together to eat the Lord’s Supper but rather their own suppers.
He said that the one bread of the Lord’s table signifies that the many saints are really one body.
The bread was the remedy for their lack of concern for one another.
God’s Son took on flesh. His body was nailed to the cross. He bore our sins in His body on the cross.
He gave up His body for our healing. This is the meaning of the Lord’s Supper.
I really wasn’t going to the common meal for the right reason.
But He was thinking about me, about all of us, when He died.
I missed the truth that this one loaf means that we are all one body, members of one another.
I wouldn’t have behaved the way I did at those meals if I had remembered Him.
Remembering how the Lord delivered the nation of Israel out of slavery in Egypt.
While the Lord was establishing His covenant with the nation, the nation was forgetting all about Him.
The Lord’s people can forget Him so easily. So quickly.
We remember that the Lord died to free us from sin and death and judgment.
The cup is the new covenant in the Lord’s blood.
The nation of Israel broke the old covenant.
The old covenant was inaugurated with blood.
The new covenant is also inaugurated with blood.
The cup represents the blood that Christ shed for us so our sins would be forgiven.
It is one great drama where we as one body are depicting what happened at the cross.
We are proclaiming the death of the Lord once again every time we share in the table and cup of the Lord.
Disregarding your brother or sister makes a mockery of the event.