Grace Bible Church
Robert R.
March 3, 2019

This morning we are noting our Lord’s supper or the celebration of the eucharist that every Church-age believer is commanded by our Lord to partake of.

PHI 2:1 If therefore there is any encouragement in Christ [and there is], if there is any consolation of love [and there is],

if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion,

PHI 2:2  Bring to completion my inner happiness by thinking the same things, maintaining the same virtue-love, united in soul, concentrating on the same objective.

PHI 2:3  Do nothing from selfishness motivated by empty conceit or  contentiousness or ambitious pride,

but with humility of mind [by means of grace orientation] let each of you keep on considering one another as more important than himself;

PHI 2:4  do not merely be regarding your own personal interests, but also for the personal interests of others.

PHI 2:5  “Keep on thinking this [doctrine] within yourselves which was also resident in Christ Jesus,”

Just like there are degrees of blessings for the winners in the eternal state, there are degrees of punishment for losers inside of the plan of God.

Notice the tremendous power of God working with the omniscience of God.

You and I can get a few biblical principles to live by;  therefore, our Lord says that  “All things have been handed over to Me by My Father;

  1. As a part of the doctrines found in the Word of God, God the Father has given all believers the same divine power that God the Son had when He walked on the face of the earth.

When our Lord lived on earth, He relied on the same exact power from God the Holy Spirit along with the power of the Word of God; HEB 9:14; Luk 2:40,52.

HEB 9:14  how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

  1. Mat 11:27b, = 0we are told and instructed that no one knows the Son except the Father; nor does anyone know the Father except the Son,

LUK 2:40  The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom ; and the grace of God was upon Him.

Luk 2:52   And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

  1. Anyone that our Lord willed to reveal Himself to or that man has the power and will have the Word to handle whatever the Lord wills or desires.

Powerful Word of God =  whenever the believer submits to the Word of God as the vehicle of the supernatural life that flows through the believer’s, body, soul, and spirit.

These words are words of life that can sustain the believer when he or she is faced with any problems, any difficulties, or any form of stress whatsoever.

The Complete Jewish Bible = Phi 2:5   Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah Yeshua:

That is a great translation as it applies and is revealed to God’s family for every believer in the dispensation that the believer is in.

PHI 2:6  who, (a reference to our Lord) although He preexisted in the essence of God, did not think equality with God a gain to be seized,

Phi 2:7 “but He deprived Himself or He emptied Himself of the proper function of deity when He had received the form of a servant and was born in the likeness of men.”

PHI 2:8  In fact, although having being discovered in outward appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of spiritual death, that is the death of the cross.

PHI 2:9  Therefore also the God has highly exalted Him to the maximum, and bestowed on Him the name or rank which is above every name,

PHI 2:10  in order that at the title of Jesus every knee of the heavens should bow, and on earth, and under the earth,

PHI 2:11  and that every tongue should acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, resulting in the glory of God the Father.

1Co 11 = The Apostle Paul is dealing with the abuse and disorders which were taken place in the churches at Corinth concerning the celebration of the Lord’s table.

What was happening in the Church of Corinth?

What was happening in the Church that love was suppose to be building?

What was happening to the son of one of the leaders in the Church of Corinth when his son committed adultery with his father’s wife?

Factions are dissensions, divisions; discord, strife, contention, conflict, friction, argument, difference of opinion, disagreement,  quarreling, bickering, etc.

ISA 54:17  “No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.

This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their vindication is from Me,” declares the Lord.

2CO 13:8  For we can do nothing against the truth, but only for the truth.

DEU 23:5  “Nevertheless, the Lord your God was not willing to listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing for you because the Lord your God loves you.

Gen 50:20   “And as for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive.

  1. All of us are told to “come” or “gather” together with one another.

HEB 10:25   not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging {one another}; and all the more, as you see the day drawing near.

  1. We come together “as” a church not “in” the church.

Verse 19 = a few of the problems that the Apostle Paul had to deal with in the Church at Corinth.

Even in the Church,  believers were fighting against each other concerning which one of them should be the greatest.

You cannot have divisions or factions without heresies so that we can hear the voice of our Lord.

By divisions and dissensions in the Corinthian church, the very purpose of the eucharist is destroyed.

One thing that should characterize our Lord’s table is unity among believers.

The apostle Paul is actually saying in this verse that it is impossible to eat the Lord’s supper when there are divisions among you.

None of us have the right to participate in the celebration of the Lord’s supper if we have unconfessed sins in our Life.

The bread represents the human body of our Lord which was given for us not for the payment of sins but for a home for our Lord to reside in.

It was also a time when our lord would  be forsaken by His Father and separated from Him in His spiritual death when God the Father forsook Him for the first and only time.

“given thanks”  is the aor-act-part of the verb ‎eucharisteo which means to be grateful,  to express gratitude — where we get the phrase the eucharist, or the giving thanks for grace.

“He broke it” refers to Joh 10:18,  No one has taken my life away from Me, I lay it down on my own initiative.

Notice, that our Lord is the one who gave His life, He chose himself to be broken for our sins.

He took the bread and He broke it = which means no one killed our Lord unless the Lord allows it.

He used the pres-act-part-ind of the verb eimi which is the verb of absolute status quo, and therefore it should be translated…..this keeps on being my body.

This is very important for you to understand because these were His words to the disciples just before His death.

He takes the bread and says, “This keeps on being my body” which is given to you.

Our Lord is going to die physically within the next 24 hours, but He says here “this keeps on being my body.”

He’s going to die physically but He will rise from the dead and therefore, our Lord can say He has to rise from the dead because “this keeps on being my body.”

“Keep on doing this [the Lord’s table] in remembrance of me.”

“keep on doing this” is a pres-act-imp of the verb poieo which means to do, to perform, or to execute.

Linear Aktionsart = it speaks of certain points of time when the Lord’s supper is to be celebrated….as well as reminding us that it is to be habitual.

The present tense here does not mean that we are to habitually celebrate the Lord’s supper, but that we are to habitually have certain points of time that are set aside to bring to remembrance the death of our Lord.

Liner aktionsart = it can be illustrated like this, the active voice says that we must choose to partake of both communion elements.

The shocker to the carnal apostate believer because this verb is in the imperative mood which means  = you and I are ordered to do it habitually!

Prin: It is a sin not to celebrate the Lord’s Supper and you are living in sin, just like the other sins that believers commit.

1Co 11:24  And when He had given thanks, He broke it, and said, “This is my body, or this keeps on being my body which is GIVEN for you;

so keep on celebrating our Lord’s death because we are commanded to keep on celebrating this most solemn ritual that demands reality from all of us.

It is not the normal preposition “en” but it “eis” and it introduces what we call in the Greek a purpose clause.

Prin: The communion table has a purpose.

The purpose of the bread is to bring to your memory the uniqueness of the person of Christ.

“Why do we need a commandment to bring to remembrance the unique person of Christ.”

You sat down and began to think of how unique the Lord really is, and you can do this in detail because we have learned to focus on such doctrines as the hypostatic union.

God the Father and God the Holy Spirit are not like Him because God is not man.

Man is not like Him because He is God or He is the unique one of the universe.

Are you focusing on the person of Christ, and who He truly is and what He did for each and every one of us?

Are you plagued with guilt and condemnation because you focused in on all the areas in your life that caused you guilt and condemnation, because you were concentrating on yourself and not remembering Him.

The celebration of the Lord’s Supper is designed for you to focus your attention on the unique one of the universe, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

The bread refers to the person of Christ.
The cup refers to the work of Christ.

The person of Christ had to remain impeccable first, in order for the work of Christ to propitiate or satisfy God the Father.

  1.  In Mat 20:22  “Are you able to drink from the cup that I am about to drink”?

Mat 26:39, He said My Father if it is possible, let this cup pass from me;

The cup refers to the sins of the world being poured out upon our Lord Jesus Christ.

The cup represents the fact that all of our sins were placed in the cup and then poured out on our Lord and then He drank them, as it were.

God the Father judged Him for every single sin in the human race.

Even the unbelievers will not be judged for their sins, because under the doctrine of the unlimited atonement and the fact that the Lord paid for them as well, and that’s Rev 20:12-13.

1Pe 2:24  And He Himself bore our sins “in” His body on the cross.

The Romans, at times, were very kind to them, and they cut down their pain by offering them cheap G.I  wine.

The King James  calls it vinegar but the original language tells us that it was cheap wine.

This is the gospel or the good news, sins have been judged once, they will never be judged again.

The new covenant refers to his payment for the sins of the whole world.

The word covenant is diatheke which is used to denote the close relationship which God enters into with man.

This is called the “new” covenant or the kainos covenant meaning a brand new covenant that never existed before.


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