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Lord’s Supper: 01.01.2010

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The Lord’s Supper

Original sermon by Pastor Mark Dooley

Leonardtown Baptist Church, Leonardtown MD

1 Cor 11:23-32 (NIV) For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 29 For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. 30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. 31 But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment. 32 When we are judged by the Lord, we are being disciplined so that we will not be condemned with the world.

  • Just like when we eat dinner, we wash before every meal. There is no difference, we need to be clean when we come to the Lord’s table.
  • We need something outside of ourselves to clean us. The blood of Jesus Christ.

John 13:8 (NIV) “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

  • Jesus told Peter than unless Peter allowed Jesus to wash his feet, then Peter had no part of Jesus.
  • We need to wash ourselves each time before we come to the Lord’s table.


1. A time of examination. vv 27-32. The Lord’s supper is for baptized believers only. If you have not done this, then this is a time of self examination.

2. A time of commemoration. Jesus took the Jewish Passover and added to it.

3. A time of contemplation.

  • 1 Tim 1:15 (NIV) Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners–of whom I am the worst.
  • This verse tells us that Jesus Christ came in to the world to save sinners.
  • If Jesus can save Saul (later Paul), then he can save everyone!
  • As you prepare to take the Lord’s Supper, you should contemplate your relationship with Jesus.

4. A time of identification. Jesus carries us all the way.

  • Gal 2:20 (NIV) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God,
    who loved me and gave himself for me.

5. A time of declaration. Verse 26. When we partake of the supper we declare his death until he comes again.

6. A time of expectation.

  • Rev 19:7-9 (NIV) Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, was given her to wear.” (Fine linen stands for the righteous acts of the saints.) 9 Then the angel said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!'” And he added, “These are the true words of God.”
  • The Lord’s Supper is a taste of the wedding feast with Jesus Christ. The Wedding Supper of the Lamb!

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