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Sermon: The Holy Communion

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Introduction

The Holy Communion is an act of worship we engage in every Sunday. It is also known as the Lord’s supper as well as the Eucharist. A term with its roots in the Greek ‘eucharisto’ which means “giving of thanks“. Though it’s a seemingly simple act where Christians break bread and drink from the cup, holy communion is an important act.

Therefore we should seek to understand (especially if you are new to the faith) why we do it because otherwise, our participation becomes meaningless, displeasing to God, and detrimental to us also. So in today’s sermon, I am going to address three important truths that all of us should be aware of. (Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-33)

1. The Message of the Holy Communion

A. That a new covenant was established when Jesus shed his blood on the cross of Calvary, (1 Corinthians 11:25)

B. That Christ himself became the sacrifice and  the old covenant which relied on animal sacrifices to provide atonement for sin is no longer necessary, (Hebrews 8:13)

C. That God seals his agreement of salvation with those who believe Jesus died to set them free, (Ephesians 1:13-14).

2. The Purpose of the Holy Communion

A. To remember his sufferings and death as it was mandated by Christ himself, (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)

B. To proclaim our faith in the efficiency of his death, (1 Corinthians 11:26a) and in his return, (1 Corinthians 11:26b)

C. To fellowship in the body of Christ in the sense of reinforcing fellowship among each other in the church, (1 Corinthians 11:33)

3. The Order of the Holy Communion

A. Must not take part in a manner unworthy of Christ’s sufferings. Implies sin not repented for and irreverent attitudes, (1 Corinthians 11:27)

B. Each one should put himself to test as to the attitude of his heart, outward conduct, and understanding of the true nature and purpose of the communion, (1 Corinthians 11:28)

C. Because of those who don’t participate in an unworthy manner and are guilty of re-crucifying Christ. They risk  illness and even physical death, (1 Corinthians 11:29-30)

D. If we judge ourselves before participating however the Lord shall not judge us eternally with the world but discipline us,  (1 Corinthians 11:31-33)

Conclusion

Observing the holy communion or the eucharist in a manner worthy of Christ’s sufferings is at the core of Paul’s instructions to the church of Corinth which reminds me of  Jesus’ conversation with Peter right before the last supper recorded in the gospel of John chapter 13 from verse 9 to 10.

Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, [in that case, wash] not only my feet, but also my hands and my head!” Jesus said to him, “Anyone who has bathed needs only to wash his feet, and is completely clean. And you [My disciples] are clean, but not all of you.” (AMP)


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Sermon Notes: 8 facts about before and after the Holy Spirit Baptism

Photo of a pure white dove on a Navy Blue Background symbolic of the Holy Spirit Baptism.

Introduction

I was compelled to preach this sermon because of two unmet needs in the modern church.

(I) The high percentage of believers who have never received the Holy Spirit Baptism.

(II) The high percentage of believers whose knowledge about the Holy Spirit Baptism and its purpose is inadequate.

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