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Preparation for Holy Communion Lesson 22. For whom is the Lords Supper? Matthew 26:26 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke.

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1 Preparation for Holy Communion Lesson 22

2 For whom is the Lords Supper? Matthew 26:26 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat; this is my body.

3 For whom is the Lords Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:24 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.

4 For whom is the Lords Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:28 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

5 For whom is the Lords Supper? 1) It is for repentant disciples of Jesus 2) Who remember the Lords death and 3) Are able to examine themselves

6 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? Matthew 26:26 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat; this is my body.

7 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:24 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.

8 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? 1. Those who are not sorry for their sins. impenitent sinners 2. Those who have not been instructed.

9 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? 1 Corinthians 11:28 28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

10 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? 1. Those who are not sorry for their sins. impenitent sinners 2. Those who have not been instructed. 3. Those who are unable to examine themselves.

11 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? 1 Corinthians 10:17 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. Romans 16:17 17 I urge you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and put obstacles in your way that are contrary to the teaching you have learned. Keep away from them.

12 Who shouldnt receive the Lords Supper? 1. Those who are not sorry for their sins. impenitent sinners 2. Those who have not been instructed. 3. Those who are unable to examine themselves. 4. Those who dont share the same beliefs.

13 What is close communion? 1 Corinthians 10:17 17 Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf.

14 What is close communion? 1. Communion together of those who share the same beliefs. 2. In the Lords Supper there are two fellowships: Vertical: Horizontal: With Jesus With fellow Christians

15 What is the rite of Confirmation? 1. A ceremony in which a person a) Publicly confesses faith in Jesus b) Publicly states unity with a group of Christians (the congregation) 2. Our confession of faith in confirmation indicates that we are ready for: The Lords Supper (communicant membership)

16 Self-Examination Questions (Preparation for the Lords Supper) 1. Am I sorry for my sins? 2. Do I trust in Jesus as my Savior? 3. Do I believe that Jesus body and blood are really present? 4. Do I intend, with Gods help, to change my sinful life?

17 More Questions… Matthew 5: Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to your brother; then come and offer your gift.

18 More Questions… 1. What if I havent forgiven someone for something that was done against me. Should I come to the Lords Supper? 2. If my faith is weak, should I come to the Lords Supper?

19 Truths to remember… 1. God, by his grace (undeserved love), has a) Created me b) Redeemed me (bought me back) c) Sanctified me (set me apart for serving Him)

20 Truths to remember… 2. Thanks to Gods work… a) I have been justified (declared not guilty) b) I am being sanctified c) I will be glorified (made perfect) when Jesus comes again

21 Truths to remember… 3. I want to live my new life by loving a) God b) My neighbor

22 Truths to remember… John 15:5 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

23 Truths to remember… 4. I want to grow in my a) Christian faith b) Christian life

24 Assignment for Next Week 1. Study carefully the notes you have taken in class, be sure you understand them. 2. Study carefully questions 296 – 303 in your Catechism. 3. Complete the Working with Gods Word section. Have your parents check your work. 4. Memorize these Bible passages: VIP I Corinthians 11:28 - A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. John 15:5 – I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from you can do nothing. 5. Memorize Second: What blessing do we receive through this eating and drinking? and Third: How can eating and drinking do such great things? 6. Complete Worksheet #22 and have your parents check your work. Be ready for a Unit Review on Lessons on Wednesday, April 6, 5:45 – 6:45 pm. 7. Complete Key Truths.

25 Key Truths Lesson Twenty-Two: The Lords Supper is intended for ____________ disciples of Jesus who are able to ___________ his death and __________ themselves. For questions for spiritual examination are: 1. Am I _______________________________________________ ? 2. Do I trust ____________________________________________? 3. Do I believe __________________________________________? 4. Do I intend __________________________________________? In the Lords Supper there are two fellowships: vertical, with __________ horizontal, with ___________ ___________ Close communion refers to communing together with those who share the same ______________.

26 Closing Prayer O Jesus, blessed Lord to thee My heartfelt thanks forever be. Who hast so lovingly bestowed on me thy body and thy blood. Break forth, my soul and say: What wealth has come to me this day! My Savior dwells within my heart: How blest am I! How good thou art! Amen.


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