Grace and The Lord’s Supper (#1025)
So, we’re going to continue today our series on the Grace of God. Last time we started on the concept of sacraments, which have been a big deal throughout church history. And we talked about baptism. And today we’ll talk about the Lord’s Supper, often called holy communion, and some of the things connected to it.
Now before I start, don’t get me wrong, there is nothing at all wrong about celebrating and rejoicing and commemorating our Lord’s sacrifice. It is just some of the things throughout history that have been attached to it are rather odd. It is sort of like, there is nothing wrong with celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ by having an Easter celebration, we just need to realize that some of the things like eggs and rabbits came out of pagan fertility rights. There is nothing wrong with Easter eggs or little bunnies, just don’t confuse them with the truth of God’s word. And in similar ways, some of the things that have been connected with the concept of holy communion throughout the centuries have been nothing more than putting people under the law and trying to control people by restricting the holy communion.
So, we’ll get into the scriptures and then we’ll talk a little about the history, and then we’ll try to get a sense about how this can be important in our lives today. So, let’s start in Exodus chapter twelve…
As taught by Bruce Mahone, 20210801. All rights reserved.
Verse Listing and Notes
Exodus 12:1-11 The Lord’s Passover
Matthew 8:16-17 Himself took our infirmities and bare our sicknesses
Matthew 26:26-28 The cup and the bread
John 1:29 Behold the lamb of God, which taketh away the sins of the world
I Corinthians 5:7 Christ our passover is sacrificed for us
I Corinthians 10:16 The cup and the bread
I Corinthians 11:23-26 This do in remembrance of me
I Peter 2:24 By whose stripes ye were healed
What is NOT mentioned in the scriptures:
- The term Holy Communion
- Sacrament (Mystery)
- If you are excommunicated, you cannot receive the sacrament
- You need the sacrament for forgiveness of sins
- Only those baptized and confirmed in my church can receive the sacrament