Germantown Baptist Chapel
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Reaching the World for Jesus Christ

 

What Is the Lord's Supper?

(1 Corinthians 11:23-26)
  • It is a simple act.
        “The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread…” (vs. 23)
  • It is a reminder.
        “…and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; eat 
          it in remembrance of me.’” (vs. 24)
  • It is a symbol.
        “In the same way, He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; drink it           to remember me.’” (vs. 25)
  •  It is a statement of faith.
        “For whenever you eat the bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He 
          comes back.” (vs. 26)
 

Who Should Take the Lord's Supper?

 
The Chapel invites everyone who has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ  (Mark 14:22-26) to partake of the Lord’s Supper. You do not have to be a member of the Chapel to partake of the Lord’s Supper.

How Do I Prepare Myself for the Lord's Supper?

 

“Therefore 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. A person ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” 1 Corinthians 11:27-28

  • Self-Examination – 1 Corinthians 11:27
  • Confessing My Sins – 1 John 1:9
  • Re-commitment – Romans 12:1
  • Restoring Relationships – Matthew 5:23-24

 When and How Often Should We Observe the
Lord's Supper?
  • Jesus never said when or how often believers should observe the Lord’s Supper.  He instituted it on a Thursday night.  In the Bible, Christians observed Communion in small groups in homes.
  • At the Chapel, we observe the Lord's Supper approximately four times a year corporately.