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Lord's Supper, Full Service

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Introduction
Special time for our church. Thankful we are all together.
As we walked through this passage we are reminded of the truths that protect this event from misunderstanding.
1 Corinthians 11:17–34 (KJV 1900)
17 Now in this that I declare unto you I praise you not, that ye come together not for the better, but for the worse. 18 For first of all, when ye come together in the church, I hear that there be divisions among you; and I partly believe it. 19 For there must be also heresies among you, that they which are approved may be made manifest among you. 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord’s supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not. 23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 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. 25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come. 27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
Distinguishing between the holy and the mundane appears to be far more serious in biblical theology than can be appreciated by the present generation
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Tonight we gather for the Lord’s Supper. We gather for worship.

What is worship?

When we treasuring the true beauty and glory of God.
The our outward forms of worship are the acts that show how much we treasure the wonder and glory of God.
Remembering His death until He comes is worship not a sacrament.
Sacrament - visible form of getting grace.
Next Sunday we will have a baptism. Tonight a Lord’s supper.
Hopefully throughout the week we have had many ways we have followed through with the command to wash one another's feet taking multiple forms of expression, through which members meet each other’s needs.
John 13:14–15 (KJV 1900)
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Unlike baptism and the Supper, the washing of the saints’ feet carries no picture of the atonement
Tonight is one of the important and vital ways we work to make sure the Gospel is understand and shared from generation to generation until the Lord’s return

Tonight we will remember the cross by remembering how much it was an expression of love to us and that we were forgiven so much.

Before men’s prayer going to have two men give short testimony of God saving them.
Luis
choose tomorrow
3 Men’s praying - (1) we say thank you for the cross, (2) we say thank you for the person who brought us the good news, (3) pray for those who have yet to hear

We all were in need of forgiveness of sins

Review: Morning message. The women and the Pharisee and everyone between.
Men handout the bread.
Ephesians 1:7 (KJV 1900)
7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
Matthew 26:28 (KJV 1900)
28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Forgiveness has “give” in the middle of it.

Grace gives what someone doesn’t deserve.
Forgiveness is not “getting” even. It is giving away the right to get even.
This is what we get through Christ for our sins.
Acts 10:43 (KJV 1900)
43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

If we believe in Christ, God no longer holds our sins against us.

God’s words about our sin.
Isaiah 43:25 (KJV 1900)
25 I, even I, am he that blotteth out thy transgressions for mine own sake, And will not remember thy sins.
Psalm 103:12 (KJV 1900)
12 As far as the east is from the west, So far hath he removed our transgressions from us.

All sin is serious, because it is against God

God’s law demanded a complete love for Him
Deuteronomy 6:5 (KJV 1900)
5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
But we have all loved other things more. This is what sin is—dishonoring God by preferring other things over him, and acting on those preferences
Romans 3:23 (KJV 1900)
23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
If God were not just, there would be no demand for his Son to suffer and die. And if God were not loving, there would be no willingness for his Son to suffer and die. But God is both just and loving. Therefore his love is willing to meet the demands of his justice.

We were cursed for not obeying the law.

Galatians 3:10 (KJV 1900)
10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
The cursed belong on a cross. Why aren’t we there tonight?
Galatians 3:13 (KJV 1900)
13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Christ became our substitution.
Romans 3:25 (KJV 1900)
25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

The substitute, Jesus Christ, does not just cancel the wrath; he took it for us. He took it to the cross.

1 John 4:10 (KJV 1900)
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.

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1 Corinthians 11:24 (KJV 1900)
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.
We previously looked at the forgiveness of sin provided by Jesus.
Jesus took away our sin. Declared us innocent by Jesus’ atonement for our sin.
The guilt was real and not just felt. We needed an atonement.
Leviticus 1:4 (KJV 1900)
4 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

The cross also gives us a clear conscience.

Hebrews 9:14 (KJV 1900)
14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

Just like the woman in this morning story we need to be declared saved and hear it

Luke 7:50 (KJV 1900)
50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
Problem of shame
goes all the way back to the garden
ruined their relationship with God and with one another
shame came into this world
Animal sacrifice could do nothing pertaining to the conscience
Hebrews 9:9 (KJV 1900)
9 Which was a figure for the time then present, in which were offered both gifts and sacrifices, that could not make him that did the service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience;

Dead works. they make us feel hopeless in our consciences.

We are defiled by
pride
self-pity
bitterness
lust
envy
jealousy
covetousness
apathy
fear
When our conscience rises up and condemns us, where will we turn? We turn to cross.

Who can condemn us?

Romans 8:1 (KJV 1900)
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Why is this the case?
Romans 8:34 (KJV 1900)
34 Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

Faith unites us to Christ so that his righteousness is counted as ours.

Galatians 2:16 (KJV 1900)
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Being “justified by faith” and being “justified by Christ” are parallel terms

Galatians 2:17 (KJV 1900)
17 But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.

The world will bring its condemnation but we know that the highest court has already ruled in our favor.

Romans 8:31 (KJV 1900)
31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Our sin ruins us in two ways.

It makes us guilty before God,
It damns us with guilt, and it enslaves us to sin.

The blood of Jesus frees us from both miseries.

1 Corinthians 11:25–26 (KJV 1900)
25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

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