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  • 1. Meditations for the Lord's Supper
  • 2. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  The entire series is now available at my website: http://www.justinimel.com. It will be under “Topical Sermons.”
  • 3. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  The material from this class comes from J. J. Turner’s work, Supper with the King (Chino Hills, CA: Penman Productions, 1991).  Brother Turner provides 60 truths about the Lord’s Supper.
  • 4. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper affirms belief in God. The Father gave his Son to die for the sins of the world (Jn 3:16).  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we affirm that Jesus is God’s perfect sacrificial lamb (Jn 1:29; Rv 12:11).  Partaking of the King’s Supper affirms the incarnation of Christ—Jesus became flesh (Phil 2:5-8; Eph 4:10-13).  In the Supper, we affirm the sinless & perfect life of Jesus (Heb 4:15-16).
  • 5. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  We affirm the suffering of Christ by taking of the Supper (1 Pt 4:1, 14).  We show that we believe that Jesus died on the cross when we partake of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 15:1-6).  In the Supper, we lift up the Savior in all his glory & victory (Jn 12:32).  When we partake of the Supper, we affirm that Jesus shed his blood (Mt 26:28; Jn 19:34).  We affirm the power of his blood when we partake of the Supper (Rv 1:5; Acts 20:28).
  • 6. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  In the Supper, we affirm the burial of Christ (Mt 27:59-61; 1 Cor 15:1-6).  Participants in the Lord’s Supper affirm that Jesus was raised from the dead on the first day of the week (Mt 28:1- 8; Rm 1:5).  When you partake of the Lord’s Supper, you declare that you are a member of his body, the church (1 Cor 10:17; 12:12-13).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper demonstrates a love for Christ & what he has done for us (Jn 14:15; Rm 5:4-7).
  • 7. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the King’s Supper shows where your priority is (Mt 6:33).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is an acknowledgement of his presence (Mt 26:29; 28:20).  In partaking of the Supper, there is a demonstration of unity with your brethren in the church (1 Cor 10:17; 12:13-27).  The Supper is a demonstration of communion with Christ (1 Cor 10:16).  Partaking of the Supper affirms our separation from the world (1 Cor 10:21).
  • 8. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When we take the Lord’s Supper, we affirm our single allegiance to Christ (Mt 6:24; 1 Cor 10:21).  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we bring glory to God (1 Cor 10:31).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper affirms our belief that Christ may return at any time (1 Cor 11:26).  In partaking the Lord’s Supper, we reaffirm our commitment to Christ (1 Cor 15:1-6).  Partaking of the Supper demonstrates your belief in the ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:9-11).
  • 9. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  In the Supper we demonstrate our respect for our brethren (1 Cor 11:33).  When you come to the Supper, you prove how you feel about the assembly (Heb 11:24-25).  Participation in the Supper confirms your understanding of the coming judgment (1 Cor 11:29-32).  Partaking of the Supper affirms our belief in Jesus as the Mediator (Heb 7:25; 1 Tm 2:5).
  • 10. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  In the Supper, we affirm the burial of Christ (Mt 27:59-61; 1 Cor 15:1-6).  Participants in the Lord’s Supper affirm that Jesus was raised from the dead on the first day of the week (Mt 28:1- 8; Rm 1:5).  When you partake of the Lord’s Supper, you declare that you are a member of his body, the church (1 Cor 10:17; 12:12-13).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper demonstrates a love for Christ & what he has done for us (Jn 14:15; Rm 5:4-7).
  • 11. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the King’s Supper shows where your priority is (Mt 6:33).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is an acknowledgement of his presence (Mt 26:29; 28:20).  In partaking of the Supper, there is a demonstration of unity with your brethren in the church (1 Cor 10:17; 12:13-27).  The Supper is a demonstration of communion with Christ (1 Cor 10:16).  Partaking of the Supper affirms our separation from the world (1 Cor 10:21).
  • 12. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When we take the Lord’s Supper, we affirm our single allegiance to Christ (Mt 6:24; 1 Cor 10:21).  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we bring glory to God (1 Cor 10:31).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper affirms our belief that Christ may return at any time (1 Cor 11:26).  In partaking the Lord’s Supper, we reaffirm our commitment to Christ (1 Cor 15:1-6).  Partaking of the Supper demonstrates your belief in the ascension of Jesus (Acts 1:9-11).
  • 13. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  In the Supper we demonstrate our respect for our brethren (1 Cor 11:33).  When you come to the Supper, you prove how you feel about the assembly (Heb 11:24-25).  Participation in the Supper confirms your understanding of the coming judgment (1 Cor 11:29-32).  Partaking of the Supper affirms our belief in Jesus as the Mediator (Heb 7:25; 1 Tm 2:5).
  • 14. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When you partake of the Supper, you are demonstrating that you are a doer of the word (Js 1:22; Mt 26:26-29).  By participating in the Lord’s Supper you remember that you have been delivered from the penalty of sin (Rm 8:1).  You are properly discerning the Lord’s body when you partake of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:29).  You gain spirit strength from properly partaking of the Lord’s Supper (1 Cor 11:30).
  • 15. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When we assemble to partake of the Supper, we demonstrate how we feel about our spiritual family (1 Pt 2:17).  We encourage & edify others by being present for the Supper (Heb 3:13; 10:24-25).  By properly partaking of the Lord’s Supper we don’t provoke the Lord to jealousy (1 Cor 10:22).  Partaking of the Lord’s Supper is a continuing confession of Jesus as Lord (Mt 10:32-33; Rm 10:10).
  • 16. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When we partake of the Supper it’s an affirmation that Christ has a kingdom in the here & now (Col 1:11-13).  Partaking of the Supper indicates that we believe we are in the kingdom of Christ (Mt 26:29; Rv 1:9; Mk 9:1).  Participating in the Supper shows that you are still working toward your goal of heaven & the crown of life (1 Pt 1:2-5; Rv 2:10).  Partaking of the Supper reaffirms your commitment to follow Christ with your cross (Mt 16:24).
  • 17. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the Supper indicates that we believe we are in the kingdom of Christ (Mt 26:29; Rv 1:9; Mk 9:1).  Participating in the Supper shows that you are still working toward your goal of heaven & the crown of life (1 Pt 1:2-5; Rv 2:10).  Partaking of the Supper reaffirms your commitment to follow Christ with your cross (Mt 16:24).
  • 18. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we are following the example of the early church (Acts 2:42; 20:7).  When we partake of the Supper we demonstrate where our minds are (Col 3:2).  We honor the name of Christ (i.e., his authority) when we partake of the Lord’s Supper (Acts 4:11-13; 1 Pt 4:16).
  • 19. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  We are functioning as a live, contributing member of the body of Christ when we partake of the Supper (Eph 4:16; 1 Cor 12:13-27).  We are fortifying our faith against the wiles and attacks of Satan (1 Pt 5:8; Js 4:7).  When we partake of the Supper we show we aren’t ashamed of Jesus & the Gospel (Mk 8;38; Rm 1:14-16).
  • 20. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the King’s Supper is an expression of spirituality and a desire to be free from a carnal mind (Rm 8:5-10).  Partaking of the Supper helps me refocus my mind, at least once a week, on the Gospel which must be kept in memory (1 Cor 15:1-6).
  • 21. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the King’s Supper is an expression of spirituality and a desire to be free from a carnal mind (Rm 8:5-10).  Partaking of the Supper helps me refocus my mind, at least once a week, on the Gospel which must be kept in memory (1 Cor 15:1-6).  We affirm we are properly motivated when we take our seat at the King’s Table to have Supper with the saints in the local congregation (2 Cor 5:14; Jn 14:15).
  • 22. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  We affirm our reception of the Blessing when we have Supper with the King (1 Cor 10:16).  When we partake of the Supper we bless (give thanks) the cup (1 Cor 10:16).  When we partake of the Supper we gather “around the Table” with our partners in the church (1 Cor 11:20; Rm 14:1-12).  We bring glory, honor, and pleasure to God when we have Supper with his Son & our Savior (Eph 3:21).
  • 23. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Partaking of the Supper should give us new courage & inspiration for “fighting the good fight of faith” (1 Tm 6:12).  I am exercising faithful stewardship when I come to the King’s Table. It is an act of faithfulness to my trust (1 Cor 4:2).  When you take your seat at the King’s Table you affirm to yourself, God, & others that you are a faithful Christian (1 Pt 4:16).
  • 24. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  Mealtime is family time. When we partake of the Supper, therefore, we acknowledge we are members “one of another” & members of God’s family (Eph 3:15; 1:10, 20).  Partaking of the Supper helps us renew our minds & refocus on having the attitude of Christ (Rm 12:1-2; Phil 2:5-8).  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper we affirm our belief in the wisdom of God. A wisdom that brought Jesus to die (Jn 3:16; Eph 1:5-12; 1 Cor 2:7-10).
  • 25. Meditations for the Lord’s Supper  When we partake of the Lord’s Supper we are “obedient children” (1 Pt 1:14). Children must be at the Supper Table! Only a disobedient child would fail to come home at supper time.