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The Lords Supper


Sunday May 6th  

Communion – The Lord’s Supper -  1 Corinthians 11


Pastor Darren Smith

United Christian Church

2851 Sevier Road

Marietta – NY 13110






Front Cover   : Hebrews 13:15  (NKJV)


15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God,

that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.


Inside Cover : Psalm 100:4 (NKJV)


4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.



Call to Worship   Psalm 103 (NKJV)


Praise for the Lord’s Mercies
A Psalm of David.
103 Bless the Lord, O my soul;
And all that is within me, bless His holy name!


Message : Pastor Darren Smith  :  1 Corinthians 11


Institution of the Lord’s Supper


23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 


24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat;[b] this is My body which is broken[c] for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”


25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”


26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.


Examine Yourself


27 Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood[d] of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner[e]eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s[f] body. 30 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world.


33 Therefore, my brethren, when you come together to eat, wait for one another. 34 But if anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come.


Introduction: Christ, Communion and the Church


The Lord supper is a gift of grace to the church as it is a memorial of the gospel itself.  It is a great tragedy and even harmful to misunderstand the meaning and importance of this precious meal.



A. Origin (what)


          [-] The command of Christ (23-24)


          [-] The pattern of the Passover (24)


          [-] The nature of the New Covenant  (25)


B: Purpose (why)


        [-] To Obey                                    the command of Christ


        [-] To Remember                           what Christ has done


        [-] To Give Thanks                         to Christ


        [-] To Proclaim                               the Gospel of Christ


        [-] To Commune                            with Christ and his People


        [-] To Grow and be Nourished        in the truth about Christ


        [-] To Examine Yourself                  with Christ as the standard



Thoughts as you listen to Pastor’s message


          [-] Old Covenant and New Covenant


          [-] Words used to describe Communion


                   Eucharist – Give Thanks

                   Communion Table – The Lords Supper


          [-] Promised Messiah


          [-] The Exclamation of the Risen Christ

O Come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.

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