Lesson 4 making a meal of it

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

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Lesson 4 making a meal of it

  1. 1. The Lord’s TableLesson 4: Making a Meal of It December 19, 2012 University Church of Christ Abilene, TX
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Barriers to be overcome
  4. 4. CultureWe don’t have the same concept of “table fellowship”
  5. 5. Culture We are tootime conscious
  6. 6. Culture We distrustspiritual things
  7. 7. Other traditions Sacrifice?Sacrament?
  8. 8. Other traditions Funeralatmosphere
  9. 9. Other traditionsTake the Supper and leave
  10. 10. FurnitureTable or altar?
  11. 11. FurnitureHard to have tablefellowship in pews
  12. 12. A fewsuggestions
  13. 13. Rememberthat the gospel is good news
  14. 14. Take the Supper off the clock!
  15. 15. Remember ourtable manners
  16. 16. Make thisa teaching time
  17. 17. Have time ofpreparation
  18. 18. Make Lord’s Supperpart of a larger meal

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