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The Lord's Supper- Present

Part 2 in the series: Understanding the Lord's Supper.

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The Lord's Supper- Present

  1. 1. UNDERSTANDING THE LORD’S SUPPER PAST PRESEN T FUTURE
  2. 2. Word Prayer Sacraments Means of Grace Baptism Lord’s Supper Means of Grace Channels through which God conveys the blessings of salvation. Ways God says He will Strengthen Our Faith in His promises. Only effective by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  3. 3. INSTITUTION OF THE LORD’S SUPPER LUKE 22: 14-20 “And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood…” Past Present future
  4. 4. OT ISRAEL Remember& Proclaim Deliverance The greater Lamb The greater deliverance NT ISRAEL (CHURCH) Remember& Proclaim Realizes “PAST” // SUMMARY
  5. 5. Present
  6. 6. Present Christ’s Presence Communion with Christ “This is my body.” Luke 22:19 Feeding ON Christ "Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.“ John 6:56 “The bread that we break, is it not participation [koinonia – fellowship, communion] in the body of Christ.” 1 Cor. 10:16
  7. 7. Council of Chalcedon (451 AD) Human Nature Divine Nature Jesus Christ One Person Two distinct natures, united in one person without mixture, confusion, separation, or division.
  8. 8. Council of Chalcedon (451 AD) Human Nature Divine Nature Jesus Christ One Person Two distinct natures, united in one person without mixture, confusion, separation, or division. Protestant Reformation (1500‘s) LutherRome Zwingli Calvin Not omnipresent Omnipresent
  9. 9. Council of Chalcedon (451 AD) Protestant Reformation (1500‘s) Westminster Assembly (1646) “Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements, in this sacrament, do then also, inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually, receive, and feed upon, Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death: the body and blood of Christ being then, not corporally or carnally, in, with, or under the bread and wine; yet, as really, but spiritually, present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses.” Westminster Confession of Faith 29.7
  10. 10. Present Christ’s Presence Communion with Christ “This is my body.” Luke 22:19 Feeding ON Christ "Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him.“ John 6:56 Spiritually “I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.“ John 6:35
  11. 11. Present Christ’s Presence We Dine Together “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.” I Corinthians 10:17 Unity with one another We’re part of something bigger…a family
  12. 12. Present Christ’s presence Unity with one another Spiritually nourished “First, as surely as I see with my eyes the bread of the Lord broken for me and the cup shared with me, so surely his body was offered and broken for me and his blood poured out for me on the cross…. …Second, as surely as I receive from the hand of the one who serves, and taste with my mouth the bread and cup of the Lord, given me as sure signs of Christ's body and blood, so surely he nourishes and refreshes my soul for eternal life with his crucified body and poured-out blood.”* *Heidelberg Catechism, Q75 Exercise: 1. Count your blessings/promises (“all the benefits of His death”)      2. Let your soul be nourished by trusting in the certainty that you possess those blessings in Christ.

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