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Part 3 The Lords supper
The Means of Grace
we work with you for your joy 2
Corinthians 124
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What is the Lords Supper?
  • In what sense is it Communion?
  • What does This is my body / blood mean?
  • What happens?
  • How then should we celebrate it?

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In what sense is it communion?
  • Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and
    after blessing it broke it and gave it to the
    disciples, and said, Take, eat this is my
    body. And he took a cup, and when he had given
    thanks he gave it to them, saying, Drink of it,
    all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant,
    which is poured out for many for the forgiveness
    of sins. I tell you I will not drink again of
    this fruit of the vine until that day when I
    drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
    (Matthew 2626-29)

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In what sense is it Communion?
  • Context of Matthew 2626-29
  • A meal
  • The Passover Remembering
  • Jesus words This is my blood of the Covenant.
  • See Exodus 247-11

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In what sense is it communion?
  • Then Moses took the Book of the Covenant and
    read it in the hearing of the people. And they
    said, All that the LORD has spoken we will do,
    and we will be obedient. And Moses took the
    blood and threw it on the people and said,
    Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD
    has made with you in accordance with all these
    words.
  • Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and
    seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they
    saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet
    as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the
    very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his
    hand on the chief men of the people of Israel
    they beheld God, and ate and drank.
  • (Exodus 247-11 ESV)

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In what sense is it Communion?
  • Jesus words This is my blood of the Covenant.
    From Exodus 248
  • Seals the Covenant
  • A Meal with God

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In what sense is it Communion?
  • Communion with the Lord
  • Communion with one another
  • Active remembrance of the Lords work in saving
    us

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This is my body
  • What did Jesus mean?

Luther Consubstantiation Christs Body is
around bread Christs blood is around wine
Zwingli Memorial View Bread is just bread Wine
is just wine
Calvin Real / Spiritual Presence
Roman Catholic Transubstantiation Bread is
physically Christs body Wine is physically
Christs blood
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Evidence for Calvins View
  • Participation in Christ (1 Cor. 1014-18 John
    651)
  • 14 Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.
    15 I speak as to sensible people judge for
    yourselves what I say. 16 The cup of blessing
    that we bless, is it not a participation in the
    blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it
    not a participation in the body of Christ?
    17 Because there is one bread, we who are many
    are one body, for we all partake of the one
    bread. 18 Consider the people of Israel are
    not those who eat the sacrifices participants in
    the altar?

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Evidence for Calvins View
  • Participation in Christ (1 Cor. 1014-16 John
    651)
  • Union with Christ and each other (1 Cor. 1017)
  • Because there is one bread, we who are many are
    one body, for we all partake of the one bread. (1
    Corinthians 1017)

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Evidence for Calvins View
  • Participation in Christ (1 Cor. 1014-16 John
    651)
  • Union with Christ and each other (1 Cor. 1017)
  • The Problems in Corinth (1 Cor. 1129-31)
  • But in the following instructions I do not
    commend you, because when you come together it is
    not for the better but for the worse For anyone
    who eats and drinks without discerning the body
    eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why
    many of you are weak and ill, and some have died.
    But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be
    judged.
  • (1 Corinthians 1117, 29-31 ESV)

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London Baptist Confession (1689)
  • 301 The Supper of the Lord Jesus, was
    instituted by him, the same night wherein he was
    betrayed, to be observed in his Churches unto the
    end of the world, for the perpetual remembrance,
    and shewing forth the sacrifice of himself in his
    death confirmation of the faith of believers in
    all the benefits thereof, their spiritual
    nourishment, and growth in him, their further
    engagement in, and to, all duties which they owe
    unto him and to be a bond and pledge of their
    communion with him, and with each other.

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Difference between WCF LBC
  • Westminster calls the Lords Supper a sacrament
  • London Baptist Confession calls the Lords
    Supper, an ordinance
  • Sacrament sign and a seal
  • The Lord does something in us and for us
  • Ordinance something commanded
  • We do something for the Lord

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What is the Lords Supper?
  • It is about communion
  • with one another and
  • with the risen Lord Jesus
  • Remembering with our whole selves, head heart and
    hands
  • The Lord is spiritually present by the Holy
    Spirit
  • The Lord feeds us and nourishes us.

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What is the Lords Supper?
  • Past
  • We look back to build faith
  • Present
  • We look around to build love
  • Future
  • We look forward to build hope
  • I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit
    of the vine until that day when I drink it new
    with you in my Father's kingdom. (Matt 2629)

16
Practical Matters
  • Why celebrate it?
  • It is commanded
  • It is a good gift from the Lord
  • Who should partake in it?
  • Baptised believers

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Practical Matters
  • How should we partake of it?
  • With joy and thanksgiving not sadness
  • With one another (not eyes closed)
  • With preparation
  • Pray to be fed
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Repent of sins
  • Discerning the body (1 Cor. 1129)
  • With care, fencing the table

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Practical Matters
  • When?
  • With the preached word
  • Often

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Conclusion
  • As we celebrate the Lords Supper
  • We do not merely remember intellectually
  • but are fed spiritually
  • We do not eat and drink individually
  • but feast corporately
  • We not only express our communion with Christ
    but declare and build our communion with one
    another.
  • We are not primarily mourning over our sin
  • but rejoicing in our salvation.

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