Instructions About the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29 Origin of the Teaching Originated with Christ (Matthew 26:26-29) Received by Paul Delivered to the Corinthians Now they are being reminded A Simple Memorial Emblems — bread to represent Christ’s body, cup to represent Christ’s blood Observance — giving of thanks, brief comments, partaking Place — in the assembly (v. 18,20,33) […]

The Lord’s Supper

Text: Matthew 26:26-29 Institution By Christ During the time of Passover (Matthew 26:2,17) Shortly before Jesus’ death (Matthew 26:2) Elements Unleavened bread (Matthew 26:17; Exodus 12:15) — represents His body (Hebrews 10:5,10) Fruit of the vine — represents His blood; blood of the new covenant (Hebrews 9:14-16,22-24) Purpose Commemorate the death of Christ (1 Corinthians […]

Singing in Heaven

Those in heaven are depicted as singing to God (Revelation 5:9; 14:3) Singing is the only act done in assembly that will also be done in heaven Lord’s Supper only to be done until the Lord returns Giving unnecessary — no more work to have to give to support; no more need Prayer unnecessary — […]

Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Practice of the Lord’s Supper Emblems – unleavened bread (Matthew 26:17), fruit of the vine (Matthew 26:29) Time – first day of the week (Acts 20:7) Frequency – every first day of the week (we learn this by implication) Time Frame – from the establishment of the kingdom (Matthew 26:29) until […]

Christmas and the Christian

What is Christmas? Commemoration of the birth of Christ Secular holiday Jesus’ Birth in Scripture Prophesied in Old Testament – Genesis 3:15; Micah 5:2; Isaiah 7:14 A time to praise God – Luke 2:9-14 Certain “traditional” details absent – day (Luke 2:8), number of wise men (Matthew 2:1), where the wise men saw Jesus (Matthew […]

Doing What Has Been Authorized

Text: Colossians 3:17 How Do We Determine What has been Authorized?

Why We Do What We Do in the Assembly

Text: 1 Peter 3:15; Colossians 3:17 Singing – Ephesians 5:19; 1 Corinthians 14:15 Prayers – Acts 2:42; 1 Corinthians 14:15 Lord’s Supper – Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 Giving – 1 Corinthians 16:1-2 Preaching – Acts 2:42; 20:7