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"Poul instructs us in the Lord's Supper when he says the cup of Blessing, which we bless Is it not the communion of the blood of Christ. Bread, which we break. Is it not a communion of the body of Christ. And remember that Jesus said. This is my blood of the covenant. Which is poured out for many. Unto remission. Of sins. Whenever we assembled every first day of the week. Was the practice of the first century church. In the book of Acts where it is declared. They were gathered together on the first day of the week to break bread. Now. Here is a strange commentary on those who crucified Jesus. They were not satisfied to crucify him. They had the mangle his body after he was dead when they cast a spear. In due east side. Memorial body of the Lord is being mangle today in various ways. Some think the Lord is sacrificed every week. When the communion is observed. Hotel. Is this the Hebrews but he when he had offered one sacrifice forever. Sat down on the right hand of God. The Lord's Supper is not a sacrifice. It is a memorial. Jesus said this do in remembrance of me. Then again, the memorial body of Jsoc have not mangled Surely bettered by an observance. Liston each Lord today..
"lord supper" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"Now banks says something the same quote the emphasis is upon participation not the elements and upon the unity of the community as symbolized in the one loaf that is distributed among them so whenever we look at the issues that arose in corinth. The lord's supper is not to be taking individualistic but communally and with this recognition of those who are fellow participants and the work of christ is because we are one in christ that we are one body his body in the lord's supper and so when we partake in the remembrance of his work on behalf this should elicit and facilitate a communal understanding of the church's unity. We are to discern the body of christ the people of christ the covenant community of christ not a mystical reality in the elements but the body and so his remedy for for solving these divisions for solving these factions for solving these these social constructs that brought into the lord's supper he says no discern the body. Examine yourself to see whether or not you are discerning. The body the community of believers in christ and all of a sudden. We have a problem because if our highly individualistic understanding of the supper our tendency is to examine ourselves. And look our sins and say yeah you know Ask for forgiveness with this this and this but are you discerning the body of believers because of the way that we've taken this one verse in isolated to mean something about the nature of the elements. We've missed the point. We've missed the boat And so in some way we have been participating. In the lord's supper wrong this entire time. And i know that's that's a big statement to make but i know that in my experience. A lot of my understanding was individualistic. A lotta my understanding within different church. Contexts was kind of dislike urologist. Taking the lord's supper. Yes you do it together. And we're doing at remembrance for christ but the awareness of the covenant community in light of christ was never really brought to the forefront. And so that's kind of that's kind of an interesting dynamic. Whenever we think about how individualistic we are in general. So within the text in the new testament we see the references the common meal and the shared meal or actually quite limited so we have the institution found the gospels. Christ gives it to the community. Then we have the polls dealing with the lord's supper booth in first corinthians where it's mentioned twice on ten and eleven then g twelve mentioned the love feast and it's the context of false teachers..
"lord supper" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"With these events in quos within the new testament. We can apply this directly as we see a different discussions related to. Who's eating with. Who right we see this. Where jesus eating with those who are deemed outside of the community right richly unclean and so this becomes impactful immediately emeals within the gospels quote symbolize were actualized fellowship that human beings may enjoy with each other and with god in quote and that is also. That's joe green again the citations and the description so within this reality We find that the feeding of the five thousand takes on extra significance. The bank that's to be seen in the times the parables of the banco where people were cast out of the banquet Whether or not they had the proper attire is also significant culturally. But we're not going to go there today. But they all have significant ramifications. And whenever we talk about jesus in his parables in his discussions on these meals This is actually included into the kingdom of god. Not just a meal so we have to understand that that that was a very heavy heavy discussion. Let me see what i have here. I wanna talk a little bit more about This and we'll flesh this out a little bit more as we go along. But if we talk about the seating of banquets or events in the world a host would pull in people. They would assign seats at a banquet according to social status. So you who you were determined where you sit and you would be invited. You would get different qualities of food based off who you were different qualities of drink based off who you were and your friends. Were on a graded scale and it would determine where you would sit And so the you kind of see this. Every meal in the society every meal had this social hierarchy. And you can see this in pliny the elder and how he talks about how. They're different flasks. That were distributed amongst the friends of the rich the rich host things like that and so this will become particularly significant again in the gospels. Where you see. James and john if you remember mark ten thirty seven day say allows to sit at your right hand and you're left in your glory this this is directly at. Let us be next you in terms of this hierarchy right and some of us can pick up on that without that social cue but it adds a weight to it so whenever we get to the social function of meals he actually see that People would actually invite others and they'd be paid to attend so that they can be victims of a type of subjection so you would enrich host may invite some poor people and they would say hey. Come in and sit down with us so that we can see how much better we are than you and you can be kind of a laughing stock and people will do it because they wanted food quite horrible and so in the roman world you would see quite a spectrum at these events but they were excluded based off a where they would sit in the table and side. The main room was the golden seat. And then you'd have the kind of these outer courts of a household speak where people could eat and get their little flasks and their lesser quality food and things that nature.
"lord supper" Discussed on Christ is the Cure
"The cure. This episode one fifty seven i believe. And we're finally getting to the communion episode. It was delayed because we feast and then easter logically followed. So that's just the way the cookie crumbles so today is going to be different. When we're talking about the lord's supper communion eucharist. Whatever word you want to use. I know euchre has some loaded ideas behind it and so i tend to avoid it but i do enjoy because of its historic Because it just means thanksgiving so. It's like the thanksgiving meal to god. That's a very simplified version. But anyway today. We're talking about the lord's supper but not in terms of the elements and that's usually where this discussion focuses focuses on what happens to elements in themselves rather than the nature of the supper In terms of the community of believers is. So we're gonna be talking about the lord's supper and community formation. Which i in fact one of the reasons why. I'm doing this episode. I think that this has been lost in our culture. And so i wanted to make an episode on it and that's basically it sort of and talking about how the lord's supper affects community formation. And so the the discussion on what happens in the lord's supper and some of the elements you know what happens to the bread and the grapes happens to or the bread and the wine you know and we can even talk about the the grape juice really wanted to how it basically became a tradition. After the prohibition but we're not talking about that we're talking about the the function of community in the lord's supper and i think that is going to be enriching. Hopefully so let's get right into so banks Robert banks in paul's idea of community notes. That the lord's supper is a meal that is vital for as the members of the community. Eat and drink together. The unity comes to a visible expression in the meal is therefore truly social occasion so the the participating in the community of believers is ultimately found visibly and the supper and it's an identification with christ..
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"Three twenty four is where we wanNA start last week. If you were here, we finish up Romans three, twenty three that's familiar I think to most of us, Paul said for all have sin past tense fall short present tense of God's glory. Then we started with Romans three in verse twenty four, we said some things about it. I want to kind of go in a different direction for a little bit and give you an illustration which I think makes the point very well in Romans three twenty four. He says being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus the death of Christ is a central part of the Bible it was pointed to and the Old Testament is certainly discussed in the New Testament in a lot of different ways and it's part of the book of Romans because of Jesus death, what the Christians do. Because of Jesus death what Christians New We have the Word Supper and how often do we have that? Aren't we have that each day and we have each Lord's Day. For reason, we have an example of that chapter twenty in verse seven on the First Day of the week or when Sunday came Christians came together to partake of the comedian. We know from the Carinthian Letter First Corinthians Sixteen one and you can see this in some translations not every English translations it is part of the Greek text but they were coming together every single Sunday. Even though there were some things that were not being done correctly, they were meeting every Sunday, and Paul says that when they were coming together, they had the elements for the Word Supper. We know that because we've heard that many times from I Corinthians chapter eleven, they were not using the elements for the Lord's supper correctly, but still they did know every. Sunday we meet and when you come together on those Sundays, you bring the elements of Lord Supper First Corinthians chapter eleven in the Mac and First Corinthians. Four verses fifteen through seventeen. Paul at a teach the same thing every church. Now, if he taught the Corinthians to meet every Sunday then when he went somewhere else, what do you think he was teaching? Every Sunday is designated day, and if he taught the Corinthians when you come together, you bring the elements for the Lord's Supper. When he went to all those other places, what do you think he was teaching? He taught the same thing. Now, the hopefully better in other places as far as not perverting the Lord's supper but they did understand that was right now that shouldn't surprise us and x Twenty First Corinthians Chapter Eleven and First Corinthians Chapter Sixteen because in acts chapter two after Christians became. After people became Christians on the day of Pentecost you remember extra forty two and they continued what's that keyword and they continued steadfastly in some things the apostles doctrine. There was the teaching and there was the fellowship and there was Greek text the breaking of the bread. So even an chapter to you see that one characteristic of Christ church was every Sunday communion. Now. Let's make things a little personal you may not want to. See what you're thinking of maybe this is something that you've had someone expressed to you a family member, maybe an adult child but when people partake lords supper. What do you think they're thinking about? Or what should they be thinking about? Aren't the death of Christ. Somebody's doing the job at the table. That's where the mind should be focused. Right? It's not on well God you know we're we're so glad that we've got such great weather today. Well, you might be glad but at that point in time we're thinking about the death of crush. What else? We've got the death of Jesus. All Right? We've got the enormous the. Enormity of the sacrifice, the greatness, the magnificence of it anything else. Aren't right. There's the thankfulness. All right that's really where I kind of wanted to go I mean you could list at least half a dozen things here. But when we talk about, this is a big part in the book of Romans the blood washes away the sin will contact with benefits that blood we continue to walk in the light, and so forth we are declared as far as filling the blank it's our state we are declared. Both of those words are good I'm looking for one more. That's another one. That's good. That's good. That's good. That's good. How `bout. Innocent. You imagine the person who's been charged with a crime. He goes before the judge and there's the jury trial and at the end, the jury comes out and says, what what's the verdict you are? Innocent. Can you imagine the thrill of hearing those words? You had this death sentence hanging over you. You're going to be executed and they don't say well, you know we're GonNa Count You, guilty on this one or that one. But you are fully acquitted. You are innocent of every single charge and then the judge says, what's he say or it could be your free to go Imagine. Being charged with the worst possible possible crimes before God found guilty and yet he says you are declared innocent if you don't think about that when you partake Lord Supper, let me encourage you to at least on some occasions when you haven't Lord Supper have that thought in mind you've got all the great words were redeemed and we're thankful and we're forgiven and all those other great words. But God I am innocent of Sin Because of what your son did for me. That's a good word I think when we have the Lord's supper. It's I think hard for some to concede that salvation is not deserved especially when you look at our world or some people who think that they do deserve for some reason or that God was somehow obligated to give them salvation. He was not there's an illustration It's a little lengthy, but I think it's worth sharing back in the eighteen hundreds there was young Englishman who was traveling to California to find gold and he was a minor he was successful as. Far As venture he strecker Ridge after some months of prospected prospecting, he headed back home. We stopped in New Orleans and back in eighteen hundreds of course, you would have had some slave auctions very, very common. He happened to pass by an area. There are a lot of people there and just like anybody else want to see what's going on. So he comes to check the people out and he's in the midst of a slave auction and here's the auctioneers say. Just. As he's joining the crowd, the story says it was a middle aged black man being led away. Then the next slave on the block was a younger, a very attractive girl and she has to come up sort of do the parade walk. So everybody can see her check her out the minor begins to hear the vile comments, the bad jokes, and so forth, the evil intentions, and then the bidding begins. It didn't take very long and if anybody ever been to an auction. Okay. Some of us have have you ever seen an item where you thought I got half an interest in that and you thought it'd goes for a reasonable price. Let's say that you let's say it was you pay up to two hundred dollars for. And you're hoping that for that two hundred dollar item that you pay for what would you hope that did would start? All right. You know maybe ten we'll get it up to two hundred but auctioneers calls out or maybe not the auctioneer maybe somebody just out of the crowds shouts how much..
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"You might look at that and think well okay. I can kind of understand that when we have the Lord's supper it's Jesus is there. There's the spiritual feast and it's us with Deity and isn't that what Jesus Sedimentary Chapter. Twenty six I will partake with who you where pay in the kingdom all right well the kingdom we do that as we come together as a church if Christ use partaking with this. That's what's he saying. He's not literally up there. He's not actually putting bread and the liquid into his mouth. What's he doing? He says I'll be with you. All right he's there in his spiritual presence pawprints to mind that same idea. In First Corinthians Chapter Ten Verse Sixteen He says Leave Partake of Lord Supper. It is as if Jesus us is at the table. He's in fellowship with. This is something that he's participating in in that spiritual aspect now. Here's my question question. If that's what happens with Christianity do you think perhaps there was a similar thing. That was taking place with picking feace. You go over there you. You don't have the bread and you don't have the fruit of the vine. You've got some meet some choice steak from an idol sacrifice when you eat that meat. Yes what the people were thinking. I'm in fellowship with this Pagan Gods that received the meat offering and so forth. So nope for the Corinthians. I think probably had a lot of extra meaning that we sometimes miss. We can say well. We can kind of understand Christ's being here and you know the spiritual presence and so forth but in the ancient realm to participate in a feast to a God meant fellowship connection. You approve of the God so that I I think don is. Why would go back a little bit to the I? Don't I don't mean for these people eating. It was okay if you're going to buy that and take it home and serve it up. That's not a problem but if you're GONNA go to the idol feast and that would imply fellowship with the idol. Paul said that's a serious problem because you then have an offering to more than one God it okay. Let's go back and jump ship for a little bit. I WanNa talk about the Sabbath Day and the Sabbath thing isn't specifically mentioned here but I do think it's connected to what we're looking at when you think about the gentiles. And the claim that they need to follow some part of the Old Testament law even though the sabbath breath isn't mentioned there that to me is still a logical thing to discuss. You have a reference to keeping Moses law whether or not that was required by the gentiles and as we look at the Lov Moses the Sabbath was part of that law now let this sink in for a little bit there are these questions swirling around the gentiles and what they needed to do. Do as far as Moses Law. They were teaching things like circumcision. Out of all the things to ask about as far as gentiles keeping the law wouldn't you think that the Sabbath Day would have been one of the questions why not bind the Sabbath Day on the gentiles but that never comes up in Chapter Fifteen. Let me give you a little bit of information as far as the Sabbath Day if you have somebody coming and knocking on the door. Maybe you talk to somebody at work and they WANNA talk about the Sabbath Day well first of all we can go back to genesis two and conjunction with that we can hopefully remember when the Sabbath Day was how many days in the week art. So what's the first day of the week and I got about two. Let's make sure that we have the right answer. What is the first day of the week? It is Sunday all right if there are seven seven days in the week and the first day of the week is Sunday then the seventh day or the last day of the week must be Saturday. Uh All right so Saturday. Seventh Day of the week Genesis Chapter two anniversary with mobile says and God bless the seventh day. And how would it because in it he rested from all his work which God had created and made if you talk to someone who believes that the Sabbath Day needs to be followed. This is probably going to be one of the versus that they point to they will say well look. The Sabbath Day is here doesn't say Sabbath Day though and say that the day was hollowed well it is hollowed but again it is not set forth as far as it commanded keep anybody know who will genesis. Anybody who wrote Genesis. Moses did alright so you've got creation and genesis with some. The books is not written until most comes along. Anybody know about how big the span of time was from creation genesis. Two Time Moses. Uh Anybody WanNa take a rough guess. While you're in the right ballpark about twenty five hundred years so it is a long time from creation up to the time time of Moses. Now that's important for this reason. The first time the very first time you read about the Sabbath Day and especially this habit in in regard to keeping it over in the book of going to be an exodus chapter sixteen versus just twenty two and twenty three now the placement of that in exodus. We're gonNA read that in. Just a second is important. Anybody remember as far as going through the books of the Bible Genesis through revelation. Anybody remember which book I records the Ten Commandments. MHM Genesis. You think it's Genesis Ten Commandments. Aren't it's an exit. The can there that not a little bit more. Anybody remember the chapter. If you're in exodus where the ten commandments are very good. So if you're an exodus chapter sixteen that's the first time that read about the Sabbath date and the specialist habit they keeping it and the Ten Commandments are an exodus chapter twenty. How much time do you think is between the two? Not Very Gosh all right. Let's pick up with sixteen twenty two and twenty three. Go ahead and pick those up going to turn the page there in twenty it says and it came to pass that on the six day. They gathered twice as much bread too onerous for each one and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses and he said unto them this is that which which Jehovah has spoken tomorrow a solemn rest a holy Sabbath on Ova Fake that which he will bake and boil that oil and all that remained over layup up for you to keep until the morning Sabbath Day tomorrow. So he's telling them what don't you WanNa do on the Sabbath Day. You don't work mark now. He doesn't lay everything out here. You got to get over to the Ten Commandments. In Exodus Chapter Twenty before you begin to really start to see the Sabbath being amplified a little little bit but this is the first time about twenty five hundred years after creation. Somebody says well okay. That really helps explain things a little bit. But there's another the passage let's take a look at the book of Nehemiah over Nehemiah Chapter nine versus thirteen and fourteen. And if you're not familiar with Nehemiah nine thirteen and fourteen put a note somewhere in your Bible or go ahead make a note that it somewhere Nehemiah nine the mis talking he says concerning Goddamn came down also on Mount Sinai. Well that takes us back to exodus twenty minute you came down God. I'm not signing John. I you speak with them from heaven you gave them ordinances that were right you gave them true laws you gave them good statutes. You gave them Good Commandments Commandments. Well we know all those things to be true and in verse fourteen. It says and you made known to them what Your Holy Sabbath. So the days Hollow Genesis Chapter and verse three but not described until we get over into exodus chapter sixteen and Nehemiah makes that very very clear so the the ten commandments came many many years after creation now tied in with that that. Let me show you this. If you're talking to somebody about this person might say hm almost convinced well let's go ahead and push him over the sched- let's go back to the numbers. Check out a little story in numbers Chapter Fifteen numbers fifteen thirty two through thirty six six. Anybody WanNa read that for US number fifteen thirty two to thirty six betty unwillingness salad day in Catholic state era.
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"For the old testament where they were setting up high places places or <unk> of certain types where they would go back to it and as the people would be traveling and they would see this powell of rocks over here. The kids could ask their parents parents. Hey mom dad what is that over there for and the parents could say oh we'll that was put there by our people back when we crossed over the jordan river when god part of river forest or on and on there so many different instances where god told the people to set up some type of of remembrance so that they wouldn't forget about god's faithfulness towards them and so this is the same thing the son of god telling his disciples is to do just that by taking the bread and taking the wine. This is our way of remembering exactly what christ has done for us so that we may have salvation shen and ultimately eternal life with him. You know that's i saw in the world. We don't put a restriction on how often often to partake in the lord's supper right because in as scripture you read and then we look at paul's explanation to the spiritual core it. It just says this. This is often. It doesn't explain how often or do you just do often <hes> so many backgrounds not necessarily denominations which many any backgrounds in camps and things of such practice a weekly or monthly or quarterly or special occasions or some some wooden practices at all. We argue that they're not a church if they don't practice it but anyways the conversation for different day but what we see in this though is this is why for me as an individual vigil. I have no issue if i was a part of a church practicing this weekend we count because it is beautiful. Beautiful beautiful not only picture picture of the gospel reminder of the gospel in taking and feasting on the body and the blood of course not physically of course figuratively and reminder under of the sand that he took for my behalf so then i come to him in salvation and this is why like separate for me a new so often when you hear when you address this service and things of the such there's always this big emphasis on the the harsh reality of doing it with unconfessed sin and all of that i think should has its right place. I think we should explain that rightly to our congregations but i think we so often think think of it. So much is this we can take it yeah and that we do this. This such a reverence that it makes communion union itself something that it ought not be because in all reality will all approaching the table unworthy manner while approaching it with some kind of sin all alive maybe not unconfessed sin right but i think that it itself should be a reminder of the senate our lives and that's why we're best in our sins not because we lived in obituary moment before he came into the church and now that we are approaching the table. We confess that sin so that we don't die. I like a ni- since afire did right not not because that but because the reality of sin is setting in as we reflect on this as it says the bread representing body the fruit of the vine which i love the wording or because it leaves some leeway for those that practice juicing those the practice wine it doesn't say one of the other and so i i love the warning there but it is beautiful reminder of crisis done for us and what he has accomplished for us to james win in. It's just really just to piggyback on what you just said. I think that the wording in the statement here that it is to memorialize the death of the redeemer if we're understanding what that statement is truly saying then we will also be thinking about <unk> out. Why did the redeemer die. It's so that he can pay the price that we couldn't pay for our sense and so every time we go we come to the table. Every time we partake of the lord's supper it is a remembrance or memorialize ation of the thing that he did that. We couldn't do and so every time we think about that. I'm remembering that the sin that i have confess were unconfessed is only forgiven by by christ in what he's done across exactly exactly. It's something that i have to come and make myself perfect man. Do you know how many since and i have in my life that are so deeply hidden even from my own consciousness that until visit to me. I can't do anything about it. Besides just continued to say lord reveal my sent so that i can confess it in his own as i'm coming to the table with that type of heart with a broken and contrite hard over my sinfulness and over the simple fact that i need a redeemer and his savior if i'm coming to the table with that mentality may come on do exactly and that's what's so amazing about communion itself and i know they use the lord's supper. I just prefer communion. <hes> i just like awarding better <hes> we can call it what we want. It doesn't matter one way or another in those two warnings but i just i loved. I loved the lord's supper. I love a a preparation of it. I love presenting it. I love reading the scripture. I love singing afterwards. I love every aspect of this because it is gospel itself and not only as you mentioned earlier it goes so far back in our history as god's people that we even see this in in the moment <hes> and really that's what's so significant about it right christ when he instant uses. What is he doing the opportunity to reflect on the passover for flack on this moment that was looking forward to christ. That's what we also do. When we take community right we're looking forward to christ is second coming. I mean they just i drink dripping with the gospel man. Do a note and i love it and that's why it's just i understand why. Some people feel like they couldn't do it. Weekly i understand it. I i disagree with them. I understand where they're coming from but that's why i would have no reservation at all doing this weekend weekend because to me it's almost more than than singing god's glory because it is the exact imprint of what he did for us in what he implemented for us a reminder and we literally feast on that each week if we practice at each week we don't have to say this as a form of debate for those who say that we shouldn't take lord's lord's supper every week. How often do we tie the word. Prayer examined the ripping of god's word exactly ackerman that i think that the sacrament an element of wash thank shouldn't be only do on occasions as baptism but but how glorious and how happy would we be if we had a baptism every week man. I'd be extended if we have somebody in our church that needs to be baptized. We don't wait until we have several somebody's what will feel that bad boy up once for one person a week if it don't matter don't match glorious amazing any form of not only worship for that individual that worship for the congregation because as seen somebody be redeemed by crisis blood in the communion the lord's suppers the same picture of that weekend and week out that we participate in it in amazing <hes> i knew this is it's real fast. If you are a minister and you listen to this podcast and i imagine most to listen to our ministers but take time to preach and teach this don't just assume that your people already understand this because the ones who don't understand it. They might get the basics of why we lord's supper. They might get the basics of what baptism is but just like we unfolded in this conversation. It is dripping with the gospel and our people need to see and understand how deeply unrooted the gospel is all of this and as they see how deeply rooted the gospel is it's only going to enrich their experience. It's every time they see baptism. Every time they partake in the lord's supper. It's going to enrich their families experience. Get to explain it to their children. What the lord's supper is is about to enrich that whole worship service as they'd be as they understand deeper. It's going to enrich their worship time in singing. It's going to enrich their their understanding. Ending of the gospel as the pastor preaches it's going to enhance and enrich every single aspect of that time of gathering if they have a deeper and more clear understanding of what the lord's supper really is and how it unfolds the gospel through this act of taking the bread and john and i wanna to add to that end. I do want to just add this encouragement. If anyone out there that may be pasture church or on staff at a church dick dick can speak into the way they practice this is that if you're a member of a church that children come out of the sanctuary in some part of the service even even if they're small children. I mean even if they're you know third and fourth grader whatever the case may be. They're coming out of the sanctuary. Do new practice lord's supper when you practice communion do it before they leave the sanctuary. It is -nificant that the church be sending this to the children are the church in allowing allowing the parents the opportunity to teach their children what this means so. That's why that's why this issue with the way that we hold community so often is that we make it so reverend that nobody can speak during is nothing but silence. You can pin drop. Oh how wonderful would it be. The f. which we actually heard was family sitting together in the the father actually teaching their child their son or their daughter that this is jesus's blood this this is his body. This is what he did so that you can come to him in salvation and pray that he would do this for you soon in your life. How wonderful would that be. The here's here's your congregation say that and so we're not going to end the plug of the week we we just wanna end then encouragement that like daniel said teach this to your congregation t._c.'s two principal sue congregation and then lastly what our encourage you is when you practice things. Don't tag them to your services. There are meant to be a part of worship so make them apart of worship <hes> if it's apt as a more of a source upper make it a part of the regular practice of your worship when you do these things <hes> and it will be glorious in great thing for you and your congregation to do so and maybe we're church member at their new listen when you don't have any control over that bring it up. You pastor mentioned to have this conversation. I would think i that if you wanna want to just talk to them about it. And why you do certain things you do in your church i think they would enjoy that terrible pastor and they may not so yeah and just to defend the pastor pastor there <hes> because that's what we are <hes> don't go to your pastor and barade- him as he's not doing it the way that you think he should be doing it or because he's not doing it the way that we're talking about right now. Go to him and have a conversation. Ask him astor. I noticed that we only do the lord's supper x number of.
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"You know these. These very highly persecuted countries trees christians baptism is basically you putting a mark on your back for the whole government to come after you for for for the people in that community who are the anti-christian muslim extremists to come after you if you identify with christ in baptism in in a in a persecuted country or in a country where christians are persecuted you you better be ready for what's coming your way because it was in that moment that you just just made you just became public enemy number one against those who are trying to snuff out christians and so in our country and our world in our in our in america especially here in what we call the bible belt of our excuse me the belt buckle of the bible belt so i was trying trying to get at you're looking at people who are we stand up and we celebrate and we have get togethers and parties afterwards when we know we hurry in hurrah for the people who get bad times and that's how it should be but in all reality we've we've missed what christ was really doing mare by by causing us to identify with him in baptism in his death just like what you just read and in recognizing that this is an act of not just obedience but an act of true faith that i'm placing my life in your hands because i realized that this this act of faith eighth in baptism might just be the beginning of the end of my life because i might be on the run from this point forward. If i'm living in a country christmas persecuted i might be on the run and and so you got to really count count the costs in someplace in this world before you choose to be baptized whereas here it's just kind of the natural next step in and that's okay. Hey i'm not saying that. I wish we were persecuted by any means but it's good for us to have that perspective of what baptism really could mean depending on where you are in this world world when it comes to following christ's william. We definitely see that in church. History is well when babs kind of separate from from the established church the catholic churches. That's exactly what happened to any of the believers began to practice this idea of immersion. They will what you think killed by other christians and you know that's just a totally different story totally different day. You know exactly what you're getting at. There want this next statement. Is there and we're gonna touch on it since you really expanded on it without even reading if versus mony his faith in the final resurrection of the dead this is a baptism is testimony of our faith that we're putting in christ jesus and that we will one day be resurrected from the dead that our salvation ovation is an eternal salvation. We've touched on this before on the purpose of god's grace but our salvation is tied into rice new christ alone so therefore we cannot lose it. Inspire baptism is a representation of the salvation we have found in him that we will be resurrected from the dead because christ was store resurrections. It's not only a spiritual resurrection but it's also going to be a physical one monday and this is the reason to that that you know. I think that when jesus tells his disciples go go and make disciples baptize on that he doesn't tell him baptism every time they repent of sins again. He just tells them baptism in other words. We see this picture of them. I'm only needing to be baptized. Once and not several times you don't have to be re cleaned right. I mean and this goes back to even the conversation that that jesus and peter had in the upper room when jesus said i need to wash your feet and peterson if you're gonna wash feet wash my whole body and jesus tells them your whole body doesn't need to be washed you've already been cleanse but you need to be washed symbolizing that there are times where sin comes back into our ally but there's no reason to be fully cleansed again because the original initial cleansing of our of our bodies our spiritual selves through the death burial resurrection of christ was fully sufficient his his blood has covered us one hundred percent until the day that we diaa but there are still times where we have the sand in our life that needs to be removed again and that's that ongoing picture of repentance but we see here that this final resurrection of the dead that we get to look forward to it's not something that we have to reclaim again and again and again in something that christ's claimed for ross and then gives to us as a gift in baptism is just that bike you've already said that beautiful picture of us receiving that gift freely by stepping into the water and coming out clean and that's i. There's this argument always. I the people you know. Do i have after baptized will be saved. Actually no we see accounts in scripture where and i know the big wounded return to across christ. I'll see you you're dies. He's he's not biped is right. It didn't happen and so does one have to be baptized to be saved. Not necessarily i think there's certain circumstances where they may not be able to be baptised before they die and this is where i may differ from swollen my other southern baptist sisters but i would almost say that there are circumstances where the practice of sprinkling or something else may be practical rather than immersion now that would look like a deathbed situation where somebody somebody can not be baptized by immersion <hes> that won't be the normal practice <hes> but the reason why baptism is so significant in this is this it sure of saying. I am dying to myself. I am taking up the new life and now i'm living for christ in this to me is simplest bliss form of sharing. The gospel is a new believer because you're doing that in front of other believers in a church setting generally yeah i've been in so preparing yourself go into the world to proclaim saint dane by living the life by proclaiming this verbally to those around but when we get to this last idea is being a church ordinance it is a prerequisite to the privilege of church membership and the lord's supper now. We touched on this a minute indigo but i do want to say emphasize some things in the allowed andrew to speak into it a little bit. I love the working here. Were says the privilege of church membership in lords supper now we're we're gonna touch on lord separate a moment and we've ordered shirt membership a little bit throughout the bob site the message but both of these things are great privileges to have as believers <hes> we we must have church membership and we must have the lord's supper. We've already talked about her. Baptism the picture of the gospel and the symbol of the gospel a remind bertha gospel so as the lord's supper and we'll get a look at that it just a moment but before we do that. Let's look at this idea. This is prerequisite of church membership. Now i know traditionally the baptist world <hes> when we take spot into church members here where we really have three forms that we accept people <hes> by church letter meaning that they are coming from another southern baptist church by baptism and meaning that they were saved within that church and they were baptized and the third was by profession of faith generally early meaning that they're coming from a church that was not southern baptist cat blood because of this what we also see is that generally if one hasn't been baptized appetite and they would be backed up as as they tried to come into church membership and i i agree with it to most extent if it should happen it should be a part of our christian life yeah and and i think i would completely agree with you there to james in my reasoning for agreeing because i will say that when i first got into ministry and began to who attempt to learn these things more clearly and understand more clearly besides just you know being a good southern baptist and say <hes> was just the way we do. It is in the bowels instead of doing that. I began to try to understand it for the real reason that it's there and the biggest reason is a because like we've already said we see that baptism autism by mercian is following in obedience to to exactly what christ did and therefore when you come to our church say you're coming by profession of faith but you are coming from another denomination well the reason that we're gonna still expect you in require you to band passes because what's going to happen before the baptism is a conversation and that conversation workstation that takes place before the baptism. It's going to start off as a conversation at least on that person's account as a conversation about baptism but what we're gonna get to do as ministers is. We're going to get to sit down and we're going to have a conversation about the gospel in having a conversation about the gospel. We're not only going to be just take receiving you as a member by quote unquote profession of faith but now we're going to have a real conversation and i'm gonna get to hear your testimony and i'm gonna get to talk to you about jesus and we're going to get to have a common conversation about the gospel of jesus christ in really make sure that this person that's sitting before me. That's coming by profession. Shirow faith is truly coming by a real profession faith in that. They're not just playing church and that's that's why it's important to me because because it presents an opportunity for a conversation obviously that's the case write ups. It gives us the opportunity to ensure that this individuals believer now hopefully hopefully if that doesn't happen that conversation has to happen before acceptance among the church membership. Fortunately it's always been the case because there's been random people wall down and how they vote in except ersan in terrible practice gladys shaffi moved away from it <hes> so glad that moved away from that with the other aspect aspect of this though is that began the conversation kind of went in with this is that we put an emphasis on the fact that baptism chris russia baptism specifically is immersion of a believer in water in so maybe some that come into church membership in the southern baz world that who coming from different denominations or backgrounds that baptized as infants where they were not baptized as believers they were as as is you know they would refer to it as covenant members right and so ask believers and so <hes> it's important if we're going to hold onto this and believe in this to be true is imported. We have it down to everybody in our church membership as they were baptized as believers and i think it's significant -nificant that we do so it's just consistent and inconsistent our our practices of southern baptists and i think that's an important now. We're not getting go in depth on this learn lord's supper under the setting because we want to move into the next subject and that is the law supper itself all right so as we move into to a deeper deeper discussion about the lord's supper james is going to read for us the expert from baptist faith and message regarding the lord's supper so now i so backup articles evan. We've walked through the baptist. Baptism portion in two separate says the lord's supper is a symbolic. I act of obedience where about members of the church through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine memorialize death of the femur you're in his second coming now once again but shorter than the first one but still very very weighty if we want to be honest in very compact and just very dense in just truth here and so as we look at at first and foremost we see this idea it says it has a symbolic act of obedience we saw this word at once before right <hes> and after the war says eight is an act of obedience symbolizing so he just same the thing just worded slightly different that lloyd upper much like baptism is an act of obedience that we now as i practice which is significant for us. I understand just as we look at baptism at our practice of communion or lord's supper. Have you referred to that. Sacrament does not save us but it is a practice that we now participate in as believers as we reflect and look forward to the second coming lord and savior yeah and and <hes> <unk>. I wanted to go ahead and just read real quick. The scripture that that explains to us about taking lord's supper it's matthew twenty twenty six twenty six hundred thirty so that just says real quickly now as they were eating jesus took bread and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples and said take eat this is my body and he took a cup when he had given thanks he gave it to them saying drink all of you for this is my blood of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins since i tell you i will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when i drink it new with you in my father's kingdom <hes> and so we know of course that jesus based in tells them and and this is what we see on on so many of our tables that we have in our churches and this is not quite as common now it's more of a traditional thing but for the lord's lord's supper table to say on their do this in remembrance of me and jesus says to his disciples as often as you do this do it in remembrance of me and so we see this idea here of doing it on a continuous ongoing basis and the reason being so that we can remember what christ it for us and we obviously see this idea of remembering <hes> which is exactly what the last supper is about.
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"We're just one of i think it's up to about fourteen or fifteen different podcasts as part of the community now and there's we're looking at adding food the community in the next few weeks and months and i'm really excited about some of them some over some of them were some that i've been listening to you for a few months. Now that are just fantastic encourage you to go check them out but as we get into the conversation is we said we're going to be looking at the baptist faith and message article seven baptism and lord's supper. If you have not read that article i only encourage you to take the opportunity. Maybe hostas or <hes> pull it up on your phone. Just go to google typing b._f._m. Two thousand poll up s._b._c. website really easy for you. Article seven read through it and and maybe you're not southern baptists and you're not familiar with baptist faith and message news is essentially just what we believe is southern baptist not much. You have to do to be a part of southern badging nomination relation. You'd have to give to the program and then co two this baptist faith message and and so as we've been walking through this <hes> we've just really enjoyed understanding adding different aspects would southern baptists believe and just kind of as we've said many many times. It's really an umbrella statement. <hes> most orthodox orthodox believers are going to believe in everything that baptist faith message says there were few descriptions these people that are more in a pentecostal background and things that such but overall everyone kinda hold onto some of these things and as we look at this specific article tonight really see these two ideas the baptism resume lord's supper and when you look at the article itself it breaks it up into two separate paragraphs so dan you if you would just read the whole article force her so article seven on baptism says this christian baptism is the immersion of believer in water in the name of father the son john and the holy spirit it is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified bear and risen xavier the believer's death to sin the barrel of the all live and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in christ jesus. It is a testimony to his faith. In the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the lord's supper. We look at this really see this idea. It just begins by saying christian. Baptism is the immersion of a believer in water. Now this is one of the distinctive southern baptists or bad passenger right <hes> because we see these two concepts of immersion and also say this idea of of a believer. Why do you think that these things are kind of what separates southern baptists are baptists and journal from other denominations. Maybe like you know presbyterian uh-huh methodist for even you through different other denominations <hes> well that's certainly a touchy subject among different different denominations of the christian faith but we as southern baptists do not believe or practice infant baptism which is this this is clarifying that we do not do it doesn't say infant baptism but this is clarifying that it is the immersion of a believer in other words a person who has personally chosen to follow christ jesus as their lord and savior. They have not been taken by their parents to the pastor astor to say. We want to baptize child. They have not been taking through a class such as a confirmation which the methodist church does is they have not been done. They had not ethan of that nature. It is simply this person coming to faith in christ jesus and as a result of the faith that they now have in christ christ jesus they follow that moment of salvation with believer's baptism another aspect of those is idea of emerging you you know many other denominations have other modes of baptism rat you know sprinkling or you know <hes> i guess kind of brushing rushing on of the water. I'm not sure how you word that is so there's different modes out there baptism themselves and baptists if you can kind of catch with the name itself it's really this idea. Idea of immersion is baptizing by really submerging the whole self into water earns. You can call it dunking dunking taking the individual into water and we'll really look at one of the reasons why we hold that view so strongly obviously we would say that it's really because this is an example of baptism that christ had for us with the john the baptist baptizing him in to the water itself rather than a a sprinkling on or anything of that such a note that this idea of a believer is really significant more look at the last part of this paragraph gra was says being a church or it's it is a real record sit of a privilege of church membership and lord's supper. This is why in the baptist denomination unlike presbyterian these others where we as individuals we as churches would say that if when he been baptized that they are church member so they can take communion then where will we would even see some respite during world is they won't allow children all different take of communion until they have actually been converted though they have already baptized in those just kind of one of the significance of why this the case for us in this southern baptist world but i do want to look at this idea and i think this kind of softball so i wanna throw you daniel not that need a softball but just injure no no. I've been watching baseball tonight so i guess i've just been thinking about it right. <hes> the name of the father the son and the holy spirit why is significant that we baptize under this mantra ultra well <hes> if you look back at the great commission jesus says <unk> right now as <hes> go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit matthew twenty eight eighteen nineteen twenty <hes> and so we are literally literally following through in a very literal form of obedience by when we baptize we are telling telling that believer and we are teaching our congregation as we bad ties that believe it before them. I baptize you. My my exact words are baptize you my brother brother or my sister in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit <hes> basically clarifying that number one father son holy spirit of three distinct persons ends but that father son holy spirit also are all got and therefore we're baptizing that believer in all three persons of the trinity signifying that you are now in relationship identifying with all three persons of the trinity <hes> in the way that they operate and and function within your life and within this universe yeah. I agree completely. I think the maybe another significance of it too though <hes> and i think the softballs trying to throw to you was that you just told us to matthew twenty eight eighteen through twenty baptist the name of the father son and spirit but the other aspect of two though is the father the son and the spirit being pert of has a role in salvation and so what would declaring in baptizing sizing in these three three persons of god. It's essentially that they were three. They worked salvation in that individual so denominations were really just baptized in the name the holy spirit or baptism name of christ and i do think it's an important interesting that we put it on all three rather than just want specific one because you get into into touchy thing of this second baptism of the holy spirit and things of that nature yeah and i would say to that you know so often the regarding or depending on what denomination you're listening to or what person had what background this person comes from that might be explaining the trinity. It's easy for us is to like you just said get jumbled and confused in this idea of of trinitaria belief. What is it how does it apply. How does it play into my life and it's so much better just to look back at what jesus says and when jesus is saying here in matthew twenty eight battles name father son holy spirit he is making the the three persons equal to one another and therefore we do not have the right to classify who comes into play in what way because in all reality as much study as former scholars and current scholars have done on the trinity with much scholarly work that we have access to regarding the trinity man. We're not scratching the surface on who the trinity really is besides what christ has revealed to lesson what his word reveals to us and so for him to say baptize in the name of the father son holy spirit is just him saying aubrey. All three persons are equally valid are equally god in are equally important in your life and all three persons are the one true true god and i think that that takes away a lot of debate <hes> when he when he makes that so clear and it's just it's planned black and white right there or red and white depending on what what type of bob you're looking at but <hes> it's that's that's all it matters so <hes> moving forward in this statement the next stints there there is a it is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified buried and risen savior so we'll stop there for just a minute and just kind of talk about that for just a minute first off man that word obedience. It's an act of obedience. This is clarifying thing for us. Jane's i believe first off. We know we we believe this in our own lives and we teach this to our people that baptism tatum is not anything special. It's not magical <hes> it doesn't it doesn't make life all of a sudden better when you come out from under that water nothing in our world really changes but as an it is an act of obedience symbolizing something first off. We're being obedient to the example. That christ gives us us. It's an act of obedience. <hes> in in what this clarifies instead it's symbolizing the believer's faith in the the person of christ in so it makes it very specific here in this confession which is great for us to know that jesus was crucified that he was buried and that he is a risen savior our savior v. risen savior might be a better way to put that <hes> and so clarifying exactly precisely who he is and what he's done for us and when i'm baptized i am identifying with that exact truth of who jesus is. I think that's the significant thing about that. Is this idea of obedience isn't necessarily meaning that the support of our salvation we're not saved by autism and there is belief of some denominations out there and the only reason i bring that out not to point out that our denomination maybe better or more theologically than another but to simply identify the differences right you know <hes> i am saying that because we are but it really the differences of the baptist faith and message with other beliefs out there because our baptism isn't a part of salvation though is something something we do in obedience after have come to christ ovation and i think that's a significant thing to note in the reason why so significant though oh is as you said you know this is really tying this into what christ has done right he was crucified he was buried and he's risen again and so therefore that's what our salvation albin as in not in anything of ourselves but only in that and because of that we have faith in him which in romans chapter six you see in verse three businesses. Do you not know that all of you who have been baptized into crises as bad is into his dad. Yeah we were buried therefore with him by baptism into death in order that just as christ was raised from dead by glory of the father we too may walk in newness of life in verse five for if we have been united with him in a beth like kids. We shall certainly be united with him. In a resurrection like this swiped you walk through the statement then goes on to say after what you read the believer's death to sin the burial of the old life if and the resurrection to walk in the newness of life inc crush these because our live in christ now is completely related to what he lived in did and died and rose again conquering so that we can live in him and that is why baptism so significant so though it's not a part of our salvation salvage unit is so important that we practiced this for new new believers yeah. There were ties him. You know obviously we could police say jesus taught orders to so we do it right but we can get the horror of why jesus told us to his this friday <unk> paul is still in the rome is that this symbolizing allies in exactly what prices done for us and so kathy golf the old man taking on the new so that we can now live in christ jesus. It's a very beautiful thing. Unfortunately i think we haven't made baptism. We haven't highlighted baptism enough. I think we we see that in a more modern movement where you see hundreds of people being baptized on the same day nothing against that i if you have to do with that way that's fantastic and the other thing thing i've seen in maybe using the same thing. Daniel is where you almost just tag a baptism on at the end of the service and you 'cause the person comes up you shake hands for a a brief. Moment in nothing else happens yeah this baptism yeah yeah. Baptism is just an amazing amazing thing that to me you almost would want to center the surface around because it's the old life being shaded off the new law taking on and it is the gospel itself it is it is the physical representation of the gospel message of jesus christ. That's exactly where i was going to follow up with breath and you know and i would make this clear to that in american church culture. This picture of baptism is an no pun intended. I don't meanest be funny but it is very watered down. <hes> and what i mean by that is when we talk about if you're talking about baptism in in a place it's like north korea or or.
"lord supper" Discussed on Christian Podcast Community
"Are the core biblical truth surrounding to power these two ordinances within the church giving us a picture of the gospel of christ. These are the questions that james and daniel will answer today's episode so of the everyday ministry podcast where everyday ministers get together to discuss every day ministry thousand stone to another episode of everyday ministry podcast okay. This is james wide. I'm sitting here with dependable brown daniel. How is.
"lord supper" Discussed on Newsradio 700 WLW
"The lord's supper with the loaf and the fruit of the vine was given to us by the finger of god an example of the observance of the lord's supper was given an axa twentieth chapter when the church assemble for the purpose of observing the event on the first day of the week any other program of observance has the fingerprints on jesus said the gates of hailee shall not prevail against it is here the prophet mentioned this in the twentieth chapter of is prophecy when he said thus saith the lord god behold leeann zion for a foundation of stone a tried stone a precious stone a surer foundation these other prophesied qualities of the lord and his church the lord and his church are tried precious and sure those are the those are the ways that the kingdom of god is constructed the apostle peter tells us in his first epistle if you have tasted that the lord is gracious unto whom coming a livingstone rejected indeed of men but with god elected precious you also are livingstone's built up base spiritual house sold the little stone not made with hands according to the prophecy of isaiah is a stone that is tried the scripture is filled with the trials of jesus and his church jesus himself was tried by the devil among other places in the wilderness of temptation he was led out into the wilderness to be tempted to the devil the devil tried the stone and jesus did not break the the devil departed from him for a season and returned many times always the same jesus stone did not break he was a stone cut out without hands that only the lord tried by the devil he was also tried by man they said the human the closing days of his ministry by what a thirty doer style these things who gave the authority many and varied with the trials is it lawful to give tribute onto caesar whose wife shall she be what is the greatest commandment in the.
"lord supper" Discussed on Rosewood Church Sermons
"We have also realised point see and that is choose to stop sending choose to stop sending jesus said to an adulterous woman go and sin no more first john john eight verse 11 go and sin no more that's the gospel of john before we take part in the lord supper today is there a sin or sins that you need to acknowledge before the lord just between you and the lord what might be those sins while here are just a few sins that the bible refers to most of them we have probably referred to or thought about no about there's this seen or sins of stealing lying cheating swearing taken advantage of people gossiping envy bitterness jealousy divisive spirit hatred cheating greed drunkenness sorcery arrogance quarrelling sexual and more immorality refusal to tie and the list can go on that canola ge whatever it might be your responsibility in mine is to acknowledge our sin to god believed that you can be forgiven as you ask for forgiveness however don't just acknowledge and believe go to that next step and choose choose or decide to stop sending a man the side to stop sending first john chapter to worse is one in two says my dear children i'm writing to you so that you will not sin but if anyone does in we have an advocate who pleads our case before the father he is jesus christ the one who is truly righteous he himself as a sacrifice that that a tones for our sins and not only are sins but the sins of all the world.
"lord supper" Discussed on Rosewood Church Sermons
"Was on the night before jesus was crucified but that is most likely when it happened it is from the last supper that christians began holding what we now call the lord supper the lord suffer to remember christ's death on the cross of calvary sometimes the lord supper is referred to as the eucharist the eucharist meaning thanksgiving because in it we thank god for christ work for us we sometimes call it communion communion because through it we commune with god and we commune with other christians so let's here now what god's word says the man who 26 beginning adverse seventeen on the first day of the festival of unleavened bread the disciples came to jesus and announced where do you want us to prepare the passover meal for you as you go into the city he told you will see a certain man tell him the teacher says my time has come and our will eat the passover meal with my disciples at your house so disciples did is jesus told them and prepared the passover meal there whether it was evening jesus sat down at the table with a twelve while they were eating he said i tell you the truth one of you will betray me greatly distressed each one asked turn emma either one lord he replied one of you who was just eaten from this bowl with me will be trained me for the son of man must die as the scriptures declared long ago but how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him it would be far better for that man if he had never been born.
"lord supper" Discussed on Rosewood Church Sermons
"Please turning your bibles now for today's message to the gospel of matthew chapter twenty six the gospel of matthew chapter twenty six today's message is the second in our series leading up to easter called this series is called days before the cross and the resurrection and in the portion of the bible that we are about to read jesus has gathered with his disciples for the passover meal and the festival of unleavened bread as it was known which was celebrated with pass over and the festival of unleavened bread continued for a week the passover celebration as most of you probably know commemorated the night on which the israelites were freed from egypt according to exit as chapter twelve it commemorated than the night the day when the israelites were freed from egyptian bondage when god passed over when god passedover homes marked by the blood of a lamb and then the festival of unleavened bread that went on for a week recalled further the israelites quick escape from egypt when they didn't have time to let their bread rise so they baked it without yeast without yeast which is sometimes referred to as levin now what day what day of the week did the last supper take place on well church tradition and as best as we can figure out the time line when we read the gospels matthew mark loop in john church tradition and just trying to put all the pieces together the last supper was most likely held on the evening before the day of crucifixion strictly speaking there is nowhere in the bible where we are told specifically that the last supper was.
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"The beginning of time and when you draw near the banquet table during a run for it and you'll fill welcome you'll feel comfortable in completely at home this is something to think about the next time you approach the lord's table to take communion because as a christian you have a place there you belong you should feel at home that's because the one sitting at the head of the table jesus christ he's present and because he is present we are to enjoy all that it means to be part of the family to know that we have a place at his table john piper says the purpose of the lord supper is to receive from christ the nourishment and strength and hope enjoy that come from feasting our souls on all that he has purchased for us on the cross especially his own fellowship when we take the lord supper when we draw near to his table the very active communion is the lord's appeal to us to be all that he intends has to be when we said if his table when we partake of bread in line we don't look back to our past with a critical eye we look forward to our future with hope and confidence in the lord at the table of the lord jesus appeals from what we have been to what we may be he bids us come and take our place not because we are better than we have been but simply because he wants us to be there to stay away from the table because our hearts are cold is like reform to go near the fire until we are at first warm no we come to the fire we come to the table to find her place and to be changed to be made more like jesus and that is a wonderful thing all because you have a place at the table thanks for listening today on johnny and friends this is chris swires.
"lord supper" Discussed on Christpoint Church
"I said growth happens when we work together with the lord this church was doing something and then the lord added you see we want god to add to the church without us do win anything but the early church gives us a description that they had a pattern they were doing something and then god added to them what were they doing they will receive and the word they were being baptized they were in the apostles doctrine they were fellowship in with their brothers and sisters they were partaking of communion they were doing the lord supper together they weren't giving to one another they were selling their possessions and giving need to one another in other words they were kind in compassionate towards one another they were giving to one another they were in the temple praising god they were going from house to house eating bread and fellowship and they were praising god so what is a healthy church a healthy churches when we fellowship together with one another a healthy churches when we're worshipping god together a healthy churches when we're participating in water baptism and taking communion i healthy church is a church who is devoted to the word of god a healthy churches a church of signs and wonders this is the description of a healthy church and when this church was participating in these things god it added to the church so you know what the bible says we are co labour's together with god you got a hook up with god you gotta be a partner with god god ain't going to do it by himself god is looking for church to use god is looking for people to use god is looking for someone to say hero ma use may lord somebody say man so let me ask you a question is it god's will that this church grows.
"lord supper" Discussed on Kairos Audio Podcast
"Yes also bless the lord if you're ceo my soul bless the lord bless this holy name and since we are on this side of easter i'll say he's risen if you'll say he's risen indeed he's risen a man good evening i'm chris on the pastor here at cairo's if your new or just kind of getting to know us as matt explained earlier the eucharist about once every five weeks in tempt to make this the center of our service so we get the plush let us try hardest to go through like a preacher but my phone is vibrating i'm hearing alarms and i'm telling myself don't panic but i did if anybody needs strong leadership stephanie is in the room somewhere so well good if you do with us yeah you you'll come back for something besides the preaching hopefully we love dissenter the service around the eucharist table and eucharist is just a greek term for thanksgiving and so we're just so thankful that crisis died christ is risen christ will come again so it's called the lord supper it's called communion just happened to love that greek work because i feel like it's mysterious in majestic and it reminds us that that's the apostle paul's word to kinda referred to the gris meal it's literally at the beginning of jesus instituting the passover into the new covenant.