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Fourth lesson of a series on the Lord's Supper.

Fourth lesson of a series on the Lord's Supper.

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  • The Lord’s TableLesson 4: Making a Meal of It December 19, 2012 University Church of Christ Abilene, TX
  • Review‣ Worship in the O. T. was built around a structure of “holy meals”‣ The Lord’s Supper is related to the table of the sacrifice, not the altar‣ Supper was established at Passover, a meal celebrating redemption‣ Jesus is present as host and participant with us‣ Bible never says to take Supper with sadness, but with thanksgiving‣ The Lord’s Supper is a communion with Christ and with one another
  • Barriers to be overcome
  • CultureWe don’t have the same concept of “table fellowship”
  • Culture We are tootime conscious
  • Culture We distrustspiritual things
  • Other traditions Sacrifice?Sacrament?
  • Other traditions Funeralatmosphere
  • Other traditionsTake the Supper and leave
  • FurnitureTable or altar?
  • FurnitureHard to have tablefellowship in pews
  • A fewsuggestions
  • Rememberthat the gospel is good news
  • Take the Supper off the clock!
  • Remember ourtable manners
  • Make thisa teaching time
  • Have time ofpreparation
  • Make Lord’s Supperpart of a larger meal