Proclaiming the Gospel in the Lord's Supper
Topic: I Corinthians Passage: 1 Corinthians 11:23–11:26
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
In this Supper we proclaim the gospel.
This Supper proclaims to us the gospel in 4D.
The Lord’s Supper proclaims that Jesus is LORD.
The Lord’s Supper proclaims that Jesus died for sinners.
The Lord’s Supper proclaims the sovereign choice of Jesus to lay His life down for sinners.
"I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again."
“Lord, thou has loved me more than thyself, for thou didst lay down thy life for me.” Bernard
The Lord Supper proclaims the selflessness and compassion of Jesus in His sacrifice for sin.
“The cross was a pulpit in which Christ preached His love to the world.” Augustine
The Lord’s Supper proclaims that Jesus is risen.
An important question then is how ought we interface with this opportunity?
Contemplate the Lord’s death for your sin.
Tremble, for you see the weight of sin upon the Lord Christ, and the severity and wrathful indignation of God against sin, both those terrors cannot be seen in a clearer glass, than the death of the Lord. Rejoice for the love that delivers up Christ is unparalleled, and the death of the Lord is succedaneous (a substitute in place of others), a sacrifice death, the sacrifice bears the sin, and takes it off you.”
Be willing repenters!
Be joyful worshippers!
Minister one to another.
Remember that you are proclaiming Jesus to those that need Him.