The Power and Blessings of Holy Communion How does the Lord’s Supper have the power to give us God’s great blessings?
Question #1 What great blessings does Jesus give us in the Lord’s Supper?
Matthew 26:28 Romans 5:9 Luke 22:19-20 Key Point #1 John 6:63 Matthew 26:26-27 Romans 10:17 Key Point #2 Key Point #3 Forgiveness of sins Life and salvation his true body and blood “for you” Jesus’ words eating and drinking promise us blessings give us faith to receive those blessings
Matthew 26:28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Romans 5:9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!
Key Point #1 In the Lord’s ______, Jesus gives us _________ of sins, ___, and _______. Supper forgiveness life salvation
Question #2 How does Jesus assure us that we receive these blessings in the Lord’s Supper?
Luke 22:19-20 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
Key Point #2 By giving each of us his true ____ and _____ and saying ___ ____ Jesus assures that each ________ receives these ________. bodyblood “for you,” individual blessings
Question #3 How can the Lord’s Supper give us God’s great blessings?
John 6:63 The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.
Matthew 26:26-27 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." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
Romans 10:17 Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
Key Point #3 The Lord’s ______ can offer and give God’s great ________ because Jesus’ _____ promise those ________ and also _________ our faith in those ________. Supper blessings words blessings strengthen blessings
What I’ve Learned Jesus’ words give the Lord’s Supper the power to grant blessings and faith to receive those blessings.