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  • THE LORD’S TABLE PRESENTED BY JOY JOSEPH MUNDUKOTTACKAL KONKANI CHRISTIAN (BRETHREN) ASSEMBLY
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (References in the Gospel of Matthew)
    • Matthew 26: 26-29 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and
    • said, Take, eat; this is my body.
    • And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
    • But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (References in the Gospel of Mark)
    • Mark 14: 22-25 And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body.
    • And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave
    • it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
    • Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (References in the Gospel of Luke)
    • Luke 22:19-21 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying,
    • This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
    • Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you .
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (References in the Gospel of John)
    • Reference in the Gospel of John – Nil
    • John 6: 50-63 This not about the Lord’s table,
    • (The Lord’s Table was not instituted then)
    • (These verses are more interpreted in the literal meaning;
    • so they consider taking part in the “Holy Communion” or
    • “ the Mass” as a means to have Eternal life)
    • John 13: 24-27 Deals with the Passover only
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (References in Acts of the Apostles)
    • Acts 2:42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
    • Acts 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart
    • Acts 20:7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread .
    • Acts 20:11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread , and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE ( In Epistles- Only in 1. Corinthians)
    • 1 Cor.10: 16-21 The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread…….
    • But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Received from the Lord- Apostle Paul)
    • 1.Cor.11: 20-22 and 33-34 Speaks of Fellowship supper only (The love feast)
    • 1.Cor.11: 23-32 Speaks of the Lord’s Table
    • 1 Cor. 11: 23-26 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: 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. 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. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (The manner to celebrate)
    • 1 Corinthians 11:27-32 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. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup.
    • For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
    • For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Names given in the Bible)
    • Breaking of bread (Acts.2: 42; Acts.20: 7)
    • Acts 2: 42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread , and in prayers.
    • Acts 20: 7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread .
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Names given in the Bible)
    • THE LORD’S TABLE (1.Cor.10: 21)
    • 1 Cor.10: 21 Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and
    • the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table , and of the table of devils.
    • THE LORD’S SUPPER (1.Cor.11: 20)
    • 1 Corinthians 11: 20 When ye come together therefore
    • into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (When it was instituted)
    • 1 Cor.11: 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:
    • (Instituted before His death)
    • For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup,
    • ye do shew the Lord's death till he come . 1.Cor.11: 26
    • (Will continue till His coming again)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Significance of the Lord’s Table)
    • “ THIS DO IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME”
    • Of His sufferings (1.Cor.11:25)
    • Of His death (1.Cor.11: 26)
    • Of his body broken for us (1.Cor.11:24)
    • Of the shed blood for us (1.Cor.11:25)
    • Of what he became; and now (1.Cor.11: 25)
    • (Proclamation of his death for us)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Significance of the Lord’s Table)
    • TIME OF PUBLIC WORSHIP (Acts.20: 7)
    • (How can we worship the Father without remembering
    • His son’s passion)
    • (T he worship in truth)
    • TESTIMONY OF THE UNITY OF THE BODY OF CHRIST
    • (1 Cor.10: 17) For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
    • (Proclaims we are many but one in Him)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Significance of the Lord’s Table)
    • CONSTANT REMINDING OF “HIS COMING AGAIN”
    • (1 Cor.11: 26) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. .
    • Memory of his coming again “Till he come”
    • Reminding of His coming “For as often ye do”
    • (Proclamation of his coming again)
    • An act of Love (Jn.14:15; Mat.28:20)
    • An act of Communion (1.Cor.10: 16)
    • An act of Commemoration (1.Cor.11:25-26)
    • An act of Expectation (1.Cor.11:26)
    • An act of Responsibilities (1. Cor.11:27)
    • An act of Thanksgiving (1.Cor. 11: 24)
    • An act of Fellowship (1.Cor.10:17)
    THE LORD’S TABLE (What it is ?)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Time and frequency)
    • ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK
    • Acts 20: 7 And upon the first day of the week , when the disciples came together to break bread
    • (Apostle’s time itself it was made to observe on the first day – Sunday- of the week)
    • IN THE BEGINNING SEEMS OBSERVED DAILY
    • Continued daily (Acts.2: 46)
    • As often (1.Cor 11: 26)
    • Can we agree for the liberal thought to conduct any day?
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (The differences with Passover)
    • The Passover (Ex.12)
    • Under Law
    • Memorial
    • Yearly on the day
    • During night
    • Obligatory under the Law
    • Whole family
    • All circumcised
    • The Lord’s Table
    • Ordinance to Church
    • “ In remembrance”
    • Weekly
    • Time not important
    • Lead by Spirit under Grace
    • Members of his body
    • All become his body
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Significance of First day of the week)
    • Apostles and saints gathered on that day
    • (Acts.20:7; 1.Cor.16: 2)
    • Resurrection of the Lord on first day of the week (Mat.28:1;MK.16:1,2;Lk.24:1;Jn.20:1)
    • It is called the Lord’s day (Rev.1:10)
    • No more we under Law to observe Sabbath
    • (If not why Paul tarried 7 days at Troas; but to
    • have the Lord’s Table together with them?)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Significance of the Lord’s Day)
    • Revelation 1:9-10 I John, .. was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of
    • Jesus Christ. I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day
    • (Apo. John would have been anticipating the fellowship and breaking of bread, from Patmos looking to the main land)
    • Do you desire and looks for the next Lord’s day to have the Lord’s table, “till He come” ?
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Who can participate)
    • All who are Born again and Baptized
    • ( Baptism is the public testimony “I am dead with Christ.”
    • The Lord’s Table is the proclamation “ Christ died for me”)
    • Anybody under disciplinary action not allowed
    • (Example- 1.Cor:5: 2 )
    • It is the Lord’s Table - He the Host and we the guests,
    • no none can ask to keep away
    • One must judge himself and take part of it.
    • Can we agree liberal thinking, “all born again” can take part?
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Who can participate)
    • Can the children participate on the Table?
    • Acts 2:41-42 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them
    • about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly
    • in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship , and in breaking of bread , and in prayers.
    • (Is there any Support from the Scripture for the “first communion” some churches practice at the age of 12 or
    • 14 years?)
    • What was the practice of the Apostles?
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (How to participate)
    • In a worthy manner (1. Cor.11:27)
    • (Unworthy shall be guilty)
    • After Examining himself (1.Cor.11: 28)
    • (Examine himself)
    • Sin confessed and reconciled (1Cor.11: 28)
    • (Judge himself- confessed of guilt)
    • Eat of that bread, and drink of that cup (v.28)
    • (Not to keep away but to take part of it)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Who can break and give?)
    • (1.Cor.10:16) The cup of blessing which we bless,
    • ………… .The bread which we break
    • (“We”-Any brother worthy to take part, can thank the Lord
    • for the bread and wine-Nothing more said about who to do this ministry)
    • But Episcopal churches, only “ the Priest” or “Clergies,” and Pentecostal churches restricted to the “ordained” Pastors.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Practices and Teachings)
    • TRAN-SUBSTANTIATION
    • (Roman Catholic Doctrine –Est. 831 AD)
    • Faithful believe the priests ability by holy liturgy to turn
    • the bread and wine to literal body and blood of Christ;
    • they call “Eucharist” or “Host”
    • The priest bow before the “Eucharist”
    • Priest conducts the “Mass” (Sacrifice)
    • Priest do in presence or absence of people
    • Host served, but wine only on special occasions
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Practices and teachings)
    • THE CON-SUBSTANTIATION
    • (Lutheran and Anglican teaching –1600 AD)
    • Faithful believe not in the literal change to body and blood,
    • but believe the presence of the Lord in the Bread and wine.
    • Therefore call “Holy Communion” by taking part to have the communion to the Lord thru the presence of the Lord in the Bread and wine.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Practices and teachings)
    • Others observe (like us) the Lord’s Table as an
    • ordinance of the Lord,
    • “ This do in remembrance of me”
    • (Lk.22:19; 1.Cor.11: 24)
    • Bread and wine are emblems only
    • No material change nor presence of the Lord
    • No means or acts for salvation
    • But as public act of Worship, Testimony of oneness of body, fellowship, and his coming again.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (The practices and teachings)
    • There are congregations allowing the faithful to
    • hold the teaching
    • either “ Con-substantiation ” or
    • “ do this in remembrance ” as they wish .
    • Do you participates in the Lord’s Table?
    • What you believe and Practice ?
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (Lord’s wonderful care)
    • Do you find it difficult to observe
    • For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (1.Jn.5: 3)
    • Materials needed
        • Baptism - Water
        • Lords Table - Bread and wine
    • Nothing more is said than water, bread or wine.
    • (Things easily available anywhere in the world; none can say any reason to be difficult to observe the ordinance)
    • Gods wonderful care for his people is revealed.
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (YOUR QUESTIONS- WHAT BIBLE ANSWERS )
    • Need a consecrated place? (Acts.2: 46)
    • Need physical preparation? (1.Cor.11:28)
    • Bread leavened or unleavened ? (1.Cor.11:23)
    • Any means of salvation? (Eph.2:6-8)
    • Need ordained persons to do ? (1.Cor.10:16)
    • Baptism necessary to take part? (Acts.2:42)
    • Why need to examine himself (1.Cor.11:30)
  • THE LORD’S TABLE (HOW OFTEN HAVE THE LORD’S TABLE?)
    • Some churches does not give much importance
    • to the Lord’s table.
    • Some according the convenience (months) do.
    • Some on the availability of Pastors or clergies.
    • Does your church follow Acts 2: 41-42 in observing the Lord’s Table?
    • Are you convinced of the importance of the Lord’s Table? What your conviction ?
  • GREETINGS TO YOU !