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Title: Preparation for Holy Communion


1
Preparation for Holy Communion
  • Lesson 22

2
For whom is the Lords Supper?
  • Matthew 2626
  • 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread,
    gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his
    disciples, saying, Take and eat this is my
    body.

3
For whom is the Lords Supper?
  • 1 Corinthians 1124
  • 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.

4
For whom is the Lords Supper?
  • 1 Corinthians 1128
  • 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats
    of the bread and drinks of the cup.

5
For whom is the Lords Supper?
  1. Repentant believers
  2. Who remember the Lords death and
  3. Are able to examine themselves

6
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • Matthew 2626
  • 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread,
    gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his
    disciples, saying, Take and eat this is my
    body.

7
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • 1 Corinthians 1124
  • 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.

8
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • Those who are not sorry for their sins.
  • impenitent sinners
  • Those who have not been instructed.

9
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • 1 Corinthians 1128
  • 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats
    of the bread and drinks of the cup.

10
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • Those who are not sorry for their sins.
  • impenitent sinners
  • Those who have not been instructed.
  • Those who are unable to examine themselves.

11
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • 1 Corinthians 1017
  • 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many,
    are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.
  • Romans 1617
  • 17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those
    who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way
    that are contrary to the teaching you have
    learned. Keep away from them.

12
Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper?
  • Those who are not sorry for their sins.
  • impenitent sinners
  • Those who have not been instructed.
  • Those who are unable to examine themselves.
  • Those who dont share the same beliefs.

13
What is close communion?
  • 1 Corinthians 1017
  • 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many,
    are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

14
What is close communion?
  1. Only those who share the same beliefs go to
    communion together.
  2. In the Lords Supper there are two fellowships

Vertical
With Jesus
With fellow Christians
Horizontal
15
What is the rite of Confirmation?
  • A ceremony in which a person
  • Publicly confesses faith in Jesus
  • Publicly states unity with a group of Christians
    (the congregation)
  • Our confession of faith in confirmation indicates
    that we are ready for
  • The Lords Supper (communicant membership)

16
How do I examine myself?
  1. Am I sorry for my sins?
  2. Do I trust in Jesus as my Savior?
  3. Do I believe that Jesus body and blood are
    really present?
  4. Do I intend, with Gods help, to change my sinful
    life?

17
More Questions
  • Matthew 523-24
  • 23 Therefore, if you are offering your gift at
    the altar and there remember that your brother
    has something against you, 24 leave your gift
    there in front of the altar. First go and be
    reconciled to your brother then come and offer
    your gift.

18
More Questions
  1. What if I havent forgiven someone for something
    that was done against me. Should I come to the
    Lords Supper?
  2. If my faith is weak, should I come to the Lords
    Supper?

19
Truths to remember
  • God, by his grace, has
  • Created me
  • Redeemed me
  • Sanctified me

20
Truths to remember
  • Thanks to Gods work
  • I have been justified
  • I am being sanctified
  • I will be glorified when Jesus comes again

21
Truths to remember
  • I want to live my new life by loving
  • God
  • My neighbor

22
Truths to remember
  • John 155
  • 5 I am the vine you are the branches. If a man
    remains in me and I in him, he will bear much
    fruit apart from me you can do nothing.

23
Truths to remember
  • I want to grow in my
  • Christian faith
  • Christian life
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