Sermon on the Lord’s Supper

I came across this in some of my documents and thought I would share it here. It is a sermon in outline form.

The Lord’s Supper

I Corinthians 11:17-34

Jokes

·         Don’t let worry kill you.  Let your church help.

·         Join us for our potluck after services.  Prayer and medication to follow.

·         Remember in prayer the many who are sick of our congregation.

·         For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

·         We are pleased to announce the birth of David Smith, the sin of Pastor and Mrs. Smith.

·         Weight Watchers will meet at 7 PM at the Fellowship Hall.  Please use the large double door at the side entrance.

·         If you enjoy sinning, the choir is looking for you!

 

Introduction

          Jesus Christ

          Changed the World = B.C. to A.D.

          This is His Supper

o       Instituted by Him

o       For His disciples

 

Problem

Truth

Consequences

Solution

 

1 Corinthians 11:17-22

17 But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse

18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part I believe it. 

19 For there must also be factions among you, so that those who are approved may become evident among you. 

20 Therefore when you meet together, it is not to eat the Lord’s Supper

21 for in your eating each one takes his own supper first; and one is hungry and another is drunk

22 What! Do you not have houses in which to eat and drink? Or do you despise the church of God and shame those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I praise you? In this I will not praise you.

 Sin

      Divisions = gossip groups

      Factions = heresies (we believe what we want to believe about God)

      Drunk

      Shame = we have more than you

 

Problem

Truth

Consequences

Solution

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 

24 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.” 

25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 

26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

Sin’s power destroyed

      Pay for sin

1 Corinthians 15:3

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Sin’s power destroyed

      Pay for sin

      Liberate sinner

Galatians 1:3-4

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 

4 who gave Himself for our sins so that He might rescue us from this present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father,

             John 8:31-32

31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine

32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

 

Sin’s power destroyed

      Pay for sin

      Liberate sinner

      Remember it (covenant)

·         Sign of covenant

·         Noah = rainbow

·         Abraham = circumcision

Sin’s power destroyed

      Pay for sin

      Liberate sinner

      Remember it (covenant)

      Proclaim it

      Proclaim His return

 

Problem

Truth

Consequences

Solution

 

1 Corinthians 11:27, 29-30

27 Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.

29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 

30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.

Unworthy manner

      Divisions

      Factions

      Drunkenness

      Shame

Guilty

      Body

      Blood

Judgment

      Weak

      Sick

      Asleep

 

Problem

Truth

Consequences

Solution

 

1 Corinthians 11:28-34

28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 

29 For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. 

30 For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep. 

31 But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged. 

32 But when we are judged, we are disciplined by the Lord so that we will not be condemned along with the world. 

33 So then, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 

34 If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, so that you will not come together for judgment. The remaining matters I will arrange when I come.

Examine ourselves

      Judge ourselves

      Receive God’s judgment

Keep the Lord’s Supper special

      Respect

   Jesus’ Sacrifice

   One another

What about you?

             Are you ready to take the Lord’s Supper?

             Are you in a Covenant relationship with Jesus Christ?

             Are you living as a child of God?

             What do you need to do to get right with God?

1 Corinthians 11:31

But if we judged ourselves rightly, we would not be judged.

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