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“Do this in remembrance of me.

Celebrating our Salvation in Communion with our Savior

The Lord’s Supper
• The “Lord’s Supper” is a form of worship in which believers observe Jesus’ command to remember and reflect upon His life, His death, His resurrection, and His return. • It is also called “Communion,” because we “commune” or interact on a deeper level with our Lord.

The Lord’s Supper • Celebrating communion is a “perpetual” or on-going command: – Jesus specifically instructed His followers to participate in communion as a memorial to Him. . (1 Corinthians 11:26) – We are also instructed by the Apostle Paul to reflect inward BEFORE we participate in communion. – We are to continue celebrating communion until His return.

and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you. not discerning the Lord's body. » 1 Corinthians 11:28. and many sleep.The Lord’s Supper • 28 But let a man examine himself. 31 For if we would judge ourselves. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself. NKJ . we would not be judged.

do this in remembrance of Me." 20 And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten. He broke it and gave it to them. "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood. • 19 And when He had taken some bread and given thanks. saying. saying. and the command of Jesus. "This is My body which is given for you.The Lord’s Supper • Let’s look specifically at the initiation of communion. » (Luke 22:19-20) .

. . • Break the bread: – The “bread” is a representation of Jesus’ body. – In His death. yet without sin. . .Do This . Jesus became the symbol by which we receive salvation . . He experienced life as we experience it ourselves. Jesus was the indwelling of God in human flesh. – During His life.

but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world. . that whosoever believeth in him should not perish.Do This . but have everlasting life. . that he gave his only begotten Son. even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish. (John 3:1416 NKJ) . • 14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness.

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• Drink the Wine – The wine represents the “blood” of Jesus which was spilled out for “atonement” or payment of our sins. . – Matthew 26:29 calls this “new wine.” the fresh juice that has not yet fermented.Do This . . .

The Passover was a celebration of remembrance about that night in Egypt when the Angel of Death passed over the homes of all who had sacrificed a lamb and painted its blood on the door posts and lintel of their home in accordance to God’s instructions. . .In Remembrance . .

. – Jesus blood was shed for us so that God would pass over our sin! . – Jesus intentionally initiated the ordinance of communion following a Passover meal. .• Remembering what Christ has done: In Remembrance .

In Remembrance . . • Reflecting on what Christ will do: – Jesus gave us instruction to continue observing communion until His return: • He IS returning for us! • He has prepared a place for us! . .

Of me. » It is Jesus who has saved us! . • Savior: It’s not only important to reflect upon what we do and why we do it. – Just as a spotless lamb was sacrificed for the salvation and freedom from bondage of the Hebrews in Egypt.” – Partaking in communion allows us to reflect upon who Jesus is. but also and most importantly the “who. so the spotless Lamb of God (Jesus) was sacrificed to free us from the bondage of sin.

and continues to give us guidance and direction today through His Spirit. . • Lord: – Jesus is also Lord: He gave the disciples guidance and direction during His ministry.Of me.

• We will spend a moment in prayer and confession as we reflect upon what Jesus has done for us. and why He died for us. . (Psalm 51).Preparing for Communion • We must listen to the Holy Spirit and judge ourselves: Are we right before God? • We must ask God to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Responsive Reading #694 • The Son of Man is come to seek that which was lost. . • Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name under heaven given among men. whereby we must be saved.

• I know whom I have believed. and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.Responsive Reading #694 • Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners. of whom I am chief. .

• Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity. O God. . For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. and cleanse me from my sin. blot out my transgressions. according to thy lovingkindness: According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies.Responsive Reading #694 • Have mercy upon me.

and done this evil in thy sight. .Responsive Reading #694 • Against thee and thee only have I sinned. • Purge me with hyssop. and I shall be whiter than snow. and I shall be clean: Wash me.

Then will I teach transgressors thy ways.• Create in me a clean heart. Cast me not away from thy presence. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation. and uphold me with thy free spirit. and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. O God. and sinners shall be converted unto thee. and renew a right spirit within me. Responsive Reading #694 .

Lord Jesus I long to be perfectly whole. cast out every foe. and I shall be Whiter than snow. Now wash me. I want thee forever to ransom my soul. . Break down every idol.

. Yes. Whiter than snow. Now wash me and I shall be.Whiter than snow. whiter than snow.

. and I shall be Whiter than snow. By faith for my cleansing. At thy crucified feet. I most humbly entreat. I see thy blood flow: Now wash me. I wait blessed Lord.Lord Jesus for this.

Now wash me and I shall be. Yes. Whiter than snow.Whiter than snow. whiter than snow. .

Lord Jesus Thou knowest I patiently wait: Come now and within me.” Now wash me. Thou never said “no. . A new heart create. To those who have sought thee. and I shall be Whiter than snow.

Now wash me and I shall be. Whiter than snow.Whiter than snow. Yes. . whiter than snow.

Observance of communion .

Oh.There is a name I love to hear. Our Parting Hymn . Oh. how I love Jesus. It sounds like music in my ear. Because he first loved me. I love to sing its worth. how I love Jesus. The sweetest name on earth. how I love Jesus. Oh.

Oh. Oh. Because he first loved me. how I love Jesus. Oh. how I love Jesus. how I love Jesus. .