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What is the Lord’s Supper? (and what to do with it)

Lord's Supper

The Lord’s Supper: What it is, what it isn’t, and what to do with it.

A sermon preached at St Augustine’s Neutral Bay and Church by the Bridge, Kirribilli on 1 July, 2018.

Outline:

Introduction: Meals

What the Lord’s Supper Is:

  • The Passover (Exodus 12:1–14)
  • Jesus’ Last Supper (The Gospels)
  • The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17–34)
    • Jesus’ Death on the Cross
    • Communion
    • Sacrament: “Effectual Sign of Grace”

What the Lord’s Supper isn’t

  • Not a sacrifice, but a meal of remembrance)
  • Not all about the bread and wine, but all about faith and the Spirit
  • Not all about bringing God to earth, but about lifting up our hearts to God

What to do with the Lord’s Supper

  • Participate in it (don’t run away from it)
  • Focus on Jesus’ death (not the bread and wine)
  • Remember it’s holy communion (not holy isolation)
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