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January 1, 2010

Lord’s Supper – 01.01.2010

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A bible study by Adam Osborne, JR.

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!

The Lord’s Supper

A Bible Study by Adam Osborne, Jr.

1 Corinthians 11:23-34 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: (24) 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. (25) 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. (26) For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come. (27) 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. (28) But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. (29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. (30) For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. (31) For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. (32) But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. (33) Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. (34) And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

Study notes from Matthew Henry’s Commentary:

24-25 In remembrance of me: To keep fresh in our minds what Christ Jesus did for us.. To remember an honest, true friend. To pay homage to him.

26 as often as ye eat…cup: The Lord’s supper should be celebrated frequently. This reminds us of him. It renews our minds of him.

26 do show the Lord’s death: Declare and publish the Lord’s death until he comes. To celebrate what he means to us and what he did for us. To show the World so that they too might begin to hear and know about Jesus.

26 Til he come: To be celebrated forever until he returns. The Lord’s Supper itself: The bread and the cup: they are outward signs (symbols) of Christ’s body and blood. His broken body on the cross together with all the benefits which flow from His death and sacrifice. His blood represents the privileges of the New Testament and worthy receivers take it as such at this holy ordinance. The new testament is confirmed by his blood. Jesus, made an offering of HIMSELF to God.. did at the Lord’s supper deliver His body and blood, to His disciples… He continues to do the same every time we celebrate the Lord’s supper. We are to take and eat, or to receive Christ and feed upon Him, His grace and benefits. We are to take Him as our Lord and life, yield ourselves to him and live upon him.

27 guilty of the body and blood: Their is a DANGER in receiving unworthily. You are calling the ceremony useless. You MUST have the right intentions. If you do not have the right intentions, instead of being cleansed by it you are damning yourself; making yourself GUILTY of his blood.

28 let a man examine himself: Examine your heart, approve yourself. Consider the purpose.. the sacred purpose of the Supper. Those who do not understand what this supper means, should NOT partake in it! The unbeliever should NOT participate in it. HOWEVER, if you are in the correct frame of mind, even if you are afraid, you should partake in the Supper.

29 eateth and drinking damnation: You are asking for it. You are provoking God and his wrath. You are asking for punishment to rain down upon yourself.

30 weak and sickly…many sleep: An person who isn’t taking this seriously can be made sick, or even die.

31 judge ourselves, we should not be judged: We must not judge others, lest we be judged but we MUST JUDGE ourselves before partaking of the supper. 32 chastened of the Lord .. not be condemned: When the Lord judges us, he chastens us (disciplines us… makes it hard on us). He does this to “square us away” so that we turn back to him. It is much better for him to discipline us here on this world rather than to let us spend eternity in HELL.

33-34 come not together unto condemnation: We as Christians may come together and “fake” Christianity. We may just go through the motions without truly believing it. Holy things are to be used in a holy manner, or else they are as SIN.

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