Lesson Date: 26 Nov 17
Scripture: 1st Corinthians 11: 23-34
Biblical Date: A. D. 55
Key verse: “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.” (1 Corinthians 11: 25)
GUIDING PRINCIPLE: Keeping promises is not always as easy as making them. We must always remember the promises we make and affirm them by doing them.
RESOURCES FOR THE SEED: Colossians 1: 9-20; 1 Corinthians 11: 17-22; Jude 1-4, 17-25; Mark 14: 12-16; Mark 14: 22-25; Romans 12: 1-8;
- To understand that Lord’s Supper is a remembrance of the New Covenant.
- To explore the meaning of the Lord’s Supper.
- To Aspire to partner in covenant relationship with God.
- To appreciate the provisions of the New Covenant for believers.
- To follow the new covenant as we share in communion service.
- To live according to God’s new covenant.
WORDS TO REMEMBER
Bread—loaves consecrated to God.
Broken—shared, distributed among His disciples.
Cup—fruit of the vine, a drinking vessel.
Disciples—the cabinet of Christ, a group of learners.
Remembrance—recollections, something held on to.
Testament—a compact, an agreement, a covenant
Thanks—to be grateful.
Breaking up fallow ground
What does it mean to “examine oneself”?
How can we look at the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of the new covenant?
What are some special events that believers like to remember?
Why is it important to remember these events?
How is a new covenant related to the Lord’s Supper?
THE SEED REMEMBERING THE COVENANT/REMEMBER! 1 CORINTHIANS 11: 23-24
- The Bread and The Cup (1 Corinthians 11: 23-25)
- The Lord gave us this symbolic remembrance.
- It was not for a mean but for a remembrance.
- Take this remembrance often with thanksgiving.
- It is the fruit of the vine and unleavened bread, blood and body.
- The Lord’s Supper is in remembrance of His Death (1 Corinthians 11: 26))
- The Lord’s Supper looks back at the cross and forward at the Return.
- Jesus’ death would be a permanent feature until the end of time.
- It is an announcement o proclamation of the price paid.
- It is to be observed “oft”, regularly.
- Examine yourself before participating (1 Corinthians 11: 27-32)
- Do not participate in the Lord’s Supper unworthily.
- To eat and drink unworthily is to be guilty of the body and blood.
- To eat and drink unworthily is to cause weakness and sickness.
- The judgment of God is sure when we do wrong in the name of right.
- Unity is the way to glorify God (1 Corinthians 11: 33-34)
- Come together united and together for the Lord’s Supper.
- To use the Lord’s Supper to satisfy huger is to bring condemnation.
- God will put everything in proper order.
The bread and the cup are a reminder of Christ’s death on the cross and points to His return.
PLANTING THE SEED
How were the details of the Lord’s Supper passed down?
What is the primary purpose of the Lord’s Supper?
What are some values of meeting at the Lord’s table?
How does the Lord’s Supper anticipate the Second Coming of Christ?
How often should the Lord’s Supper be observed?
What does unworthily mean?
What kind of examination ought believers follow before the Lord’s Supper?
What discipline will the Church experience?
What difference will there be for the judgment of believers and condemnation of the wicked?
How were the love feat and the Lord’s Supper abused by the Corinthians?
NURTURING THE CROP
What are some of the elements of the Old Testament Priest?
What sacrifices did they offer and for what cause?
What practices help you and your family to remember God’s faithfulness?
How can we be sure that we are partaking of the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner?
Is Paul suggesting that we must be without sin to participate in the Lord’s supper?
What steps should the believer take to examine himself?
What is necessary to insure a right relationship with the Lord?
What does God expect in our personal conduct in the fellowship?
FRUIT FROM THE SEED
We must be instruments imparting God’s Word above all else.
Honor Jesus’ sacrificial offering on our behalf.
A new life and accountability to God is what we have to offer.
We must insure that every communion serve reminds us of Christ.
Be aware of the judgment of God and repent of sin.
The fellowship and worship of Communion is not designed to entertain or satisfy.
Never take the Lord’s Supper lightly.
Jesus did more for us than we can ever know or appreciate.
Believers have a responsibility to do something special for one another.
Encourage one another to self-examination.
Eat at home before coming to the Lord’s Supper.