Communion is for NT. believers. It is not to be taken lightly. It’s a privilege and a blessing for the believer.
I. Communion Instituted
A. Matt 26:26-29
B. (MAR 14:22-26)
C. (LUK 22:15-20)
1. bread (symbol of body)
2. Drink of the cup (symbol of the blood)
II. Reason for Communion
A. Covenant meal. In (MAT 26:28) it says, “For this is my blood of the new testament.” The word “testament” is also the word “covenant.”
1. The last step (8th) was to eat the covenant meal.
a. They would eat bread and drink wine.
i. The bread symbolized, or represented, the body of the person and the wine represented the blood.
b. When the bread was given, by 1 to the other and they ate it, it symbolized again that they are 1.
c. As they drank the wine, the wine represented the other persons blood.
i. The Bible says that the life of the flesh is in the Blood.
ii. Therefore the drinking of the wine symbolized that their life was now the others.
IV. That is exactly what Jesus did when He broke bread with His disciples before dying and going to the cross.
A. He shared the wine and the bread with them saying: “My body is yours, you are now the body of Christ, my life is yours,” He’s given us the newness of life, the fullness of life, the abundant of life, and then He was saying, “You and I are one.” So many people have the idea of God as the 1 that is going to do bad things to them) (You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.)
B. Another reason for communion is that Jesus said in (LUK 22:19) this do in remembrance of me. (KJV)
III. Benefits of taking communion
A. Brings unity to body of Christ. (ACTS 2:46-47)
B. It reminds us of the Spiritual redemption that we have in Him. (MAT 26:28) “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (KJV)
C. Physical healing 1CO 11:23-31
IV. Go back to V 27-28 2 MAIN WAYS TO EAT and DRINK UNWORTHILY.
1. NOT SAVED.
2. SIN (TAKE THIS TIME) (PASS OUT ELEMENTS)
A. V 23-24 (BREAD)
B. V 25 (CUP) PRAYER