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Lord’s  Supper  #6  

O  Sacred  Head,  Now  Wounded         O  sacred  Head,  now  wounded,       With  grief  and  shame  weighed  down,       Now  scornfully  surrounded       With  thorns,  Thine  only  crown;       O  sacred  Head,  what  glory,         What  bliss,  till  now  was  Thine!       Yet  though  despised  and  gory,         I  joy  to  call  Thee  mine.         What  Thou,  my  Lord,  hast  suffered       Was  all  for  sinners’  gain;       Mine,  mine  was  the  transgression,       But  Thine  the  deadly  pain;       Lo,  here  I  fall,  my  Saviour!       ‘Tis  I  deserve  Thy  place;       Look  on  me  with  Thy  favor,       Vouchsafe  to  me  Thy  grace.         What  language  shall  I  borrow       To  thank  Thee,  dearest  Friend,       For  this  Thy  dying  sorrow,       Thy  pity  without  end?       Oh,  make  me  Thine  forever;       And  should  I  fainting  be,       Lord,  let  me  never,  never       Outlive  my  love  to  Thee!         Be  near  me  when  I’m  dying;       Oh,  show  Thy  Cross  to  me!       And  for  my  succor  flying;       Come,  Lord,  and  set  me  free!

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These  eyes,  new  faith  receiving,       From  Jesus  shall  not  move;       For  he  who  dies  believing,       Dies  safely,  through  Thy  love.     -­‐  Bernard  of  Clairvaux,  1091-­‐1153                  Tr.  Paul  Gerhardt,  1607-­‐1676          Eng.  Tr.,  James  Waddel  Alexander,  1859-­‐1904  Communion     As  we  come  to  this  table,  we  come  to  what  is  called  the  –             Lord’s  Supper           -­‐ He  invited  us   -­‐ we  eat  with  Him   -­‐ it’s  His  meal     But  it  is  also  the  :             Communion  Service     As  we  sit  here  in  front  of  His  table,  we  are  Communing  –       -­‐ with  God   -­‐ with  His  saints   -­‐ with  this  supper     We  have  examined  the  aspect  of:     I. Communing  with  the  Lord’s  Supper  with  it’s  powerful   perspectives.   (1  Cor.  11:27-­‐34)     1. Reflecting  the  Passover   -­‐  God’s  redeeming  us  from  wrath  2. Revealing  New  Covenant

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-­‐  God’s  marvelous  salvation  worked  out  from  within  us  3. Reaffirming  the  judgement  of  sins   -­‐  Christ’s  warning  us  to  stay  pure  4. Remembering  the  Return   -­‐  Christ  is  coming  soon     All  of  history  pivots  about  this  fact.     -­‐    Christ  came  humbly  to  a  manger  (Matt.  1;  Luke  2)           To  Redeem   -­‐    Christ  is  coming  in  the  air  secretly  (1  Th.  4;  Rev.  4,  Acts  1)         To  Snatch  Up  His  Own  Harpadzo     -­‐    Christ  is  coming  in  glory  and  all  the  world  will  see  Him     (Rev.  19;  Matt.  25:31)             to  judge  the  world             roll  back  the  curse             set  up  His  earthly  rule     Are  you  watching?     5. Proclaiming  the  Lord’s  Death   -­‐  With  every  observance,  celebrating  our  entrance   into  salvation  by  Christ’s  sacrifice  and  resurrection       So  we  are  first  of  all,  Communing  with  this  supper  in  all  it  means  from   these  vantages  –       What  else?       II. We  are  communing  with  His  saints     How?     In  just  these  special  ways.

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As  we  fulfill  our  obedience  to:     Communion  of  saints:   According  to  Christ’s  prayer,  John  17:20,  21.   Is  with  God,  1  John  1:3.   Saints  in  heaven,  Heb.  12:22-­‐24.   Each  other,  Gal.  2:9;  1  John  1:3-­‐7.   God  marks  with  his  approval,  Mal.  3:16.   Christ  is  present  in,  Matt.  18:20.   In  public  and  social  worship,  Ps.  34:3;  55:14;  Acts   1:14;  Heb.  10:25.   In  holy  conversation,  Mal.  3:16.   In  prayer  for  each  other,  2  Cor.  1:11;  Eph.  6:18.   In  exhortation,  Col.  3:16;  Heb.  10:25.   In  mutual  comfort  and  profit,  1  Thess.  4:18;  5:11.   In  mutual  sympathy  and  kindness,  Rom.  12:15;  Eph.   4:32.   Delight  of,  Ps.  16:3;  42:4;  133:1-­‐3;  Rom.  15:32.   Exhortation  to,  Eph.  4:1-­‐3.   Opposed  to  communion  with  the  wicked,  2  Cor.  6:14-­‐ 17;  Eph.  5:11.   Exemplified:  Jonathan,  1  Sam.  23:16.    David,  Ps.   119:63.    Daniel,  Dan.  2:17-­‐18.    Apostles,  Acts  1:14.     The  primitive  church,  Acts  2:42;  5:12.    Paul,  Acts   20:36,38.             Let’s  do  that  even  now  as  we:     -­‐ Commune  with  His  Supper   -­‐ Commune  with  His  saints       Next  time?

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