Lesson Fifteen

The Lord's Supper

"What is the Importance of the Lord's Supper in My Life?"

One of the ordinances that God has instructed us to keep is that of the Lord's Supper. The Lord's Supper signifies many spiritual truths that apply to us as Christians today. Although it does not play a part in our salvation, its importance is to act as a memorial of Jesus Christ's death.

The purpose of this lesson is to acquaint you with what the Bible teaches about the Lord's Supper, its importance and the attitude with which is should be celebrated and conducted.

The Importance of the Lord's Supper

A.   It is to bring to remembrance the death of the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:26) It is intended to bring our attention back to what Christ has done for us. Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
 

1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.

B.   Not only are we to remember His death, but also His suffering. This is signified in the breaking of the bread (1Corinthians 11:24; Mathew 26:26). 1 Corinthians 11:24 And 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.

Matthew 26:26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

C.   The blood, which is able to cleanse us from our sin and save our souls, is pictured in the cup from which we drink during communion. This blood was shed for us according to Mark 14:24, and the importance of the shedding of blood is stated in Hebrews 9:22. Mark 14:24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

Hebrews 9:22 And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.

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