1. The scene in Jerusalem.
2. Jesus had to give His life for us on this day (v. 7).
3. Jesus has made meticulous plans, knowing that he was being plotted against and knowing that the richest teaching in the Scriptures still needed to take place (vv. 8-12).
B. How should we come to the Lord’s Supper (vv. 14-20)?
1. Come with an intense longing for intimacy with Jesus (vs. 14 and 15).
2. Come with your eye of faith on the ultimate communion yet to come (v. 16; Mark 14:15; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Hebrews 12:2; Revelations 19:6-9).
3. Come with an intense longing for intimacy with fellow-believers with whom you have so much in common (vs. 17 and 18).
4. Come reflecting upon the tremendous afflictions that Jesus suffered in order to set you free from the bondage to sin and death (v. 19; Deuteronomy 16:3; Isaiah 52:13 and 14; Romans 6:18).
5. Come committed to do the work of remembering how much God gave in order to save you (v. 19; John 15:13).
6. Come with the understanding that you, through Christ, have entered into an eternal and unilateral covenant (binding contract) with God that has been sealed with blood (v. 20; Exodus 24:3-8; Jeremiah 31:31-34).
· Remember that you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit – and be filled.
· Remember that you are an eternal child of God – and stand in that truth.
· Remember that you are in a personal relationship with God – and commit yourself to pursuing Him.
· Remember that you are forgiven, completely – and stand in that truth, and forgive others.
|Feb 11, 2018||The Lord’s Supper, Part 1 – The Gospel of Luke Series (Luke 22:7-20)||Listen||Download|