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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.
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.