Preparing Your Heart For Easter – March 7th, 2020

  1. What is the Lord’s Supper?

    A. It’s a simple act.

    1 Corinthians 11:23
    23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread…

    B. It’s a reminder.

    1 Corinthians 11:24
    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.”

    C. It’s a symbol.

    1 Corinthians 11:25
    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.”

    D. It’s a statement of faith.

    1 Corinthians 11:26
    26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

  2. Who should take the Lord’s supper?

    Mark 14:22-26
    22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” 23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it. 24 “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” 26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

    2 Corinthians 11:29
    29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?

  3. How to prepare yourself for the Lord’s Supper

    A. Self-examination

    1 Corinthians 11:27
    27 So then, 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.

    B. Confessing your sins.

    1 John 1:9
    9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

    C. Recommitment

    Romans 12:1
    Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

    D. Restoring relationships

    Matthew 5:23-24
    23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

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