UNDERSTAND AND PARTICIPATE in GOD’S TEACHING
All I Need Series Inspired By The Holy Spirit, Written by: Theressa Lindsey
The Lord’s Supper, The Last Supper, The Final Passover with Christ here on Earth; regardless what you entitle it, the meaning is the same. It is the event Christ chose to implement what we participate in today as the symbolic receiving of the Blood and Body of Jesus Christ; (it is only for those who have been saved; per the scripture).
The preparation of the Passover, the Last Supper, the betrayal of Christ by Judas; the promise of Peter to stand with Christ even unto death; the lesson of humility to leaders and followers in the washing of the disciples feet, the prayers of Christ in the Garden; the taking of Christ by the soldiers; Peter’s three denials, the accusations of the Priests, Scribes, Elders and false witnesses; the buffeting of Christ; and many other events all occurring before the sun came up the next day. Matt. 26, Mark 14, Luke 22.
Let’s look at the events and how to implement them in our personal worship.
How would you answer the questions below?
1. Who is Jesus Christ; that men would follow Him?
2. What Old Testament prophesies was fulfilled from the preparation of the Passover to
the buffeting of Jesus?
3. Do we judge what the Lord wants for our lives with earthly eyes?
4. Do we pause and pray the Lord will reveal any sin in our lives to us and then confess the sin and ask forgiveness before we participate of the Lord’s Supper?
5. Do we act like those who blindfolded Jesus; thinking He is really can’t see what we do?
6. Do we fear what others will do or say if we stand up for Christ and His righteousness?
7. Would you wash someone else’s feet or would you allow them to wash yours, as Christ did?
8. When we warned to watch and pray; do we or do we become comfortable and fall
Will we take these next few days and learn to worship in spirit and in truth? Preparing our hearts to be right with God and man, before we participate in the next Lord’s Supper?
There are so many traditions toward the things of God it is hard to discern what is truth and what is truly God’s ordinances; we as Christians must take the time to learn the difference and realize what God tells us is to be our practice.
It’s amazing how tradition will guide your thoughts and practices. Our Pastor makes me laugh with a statement He makes about how God never uses the word dinner in the Bible so those from South Georgia where he is from must be right to say supper instead of dinner for the last meal of the day. Which would signify that the Lords’ Supper was the last meal of the day; I think that sounds awesome. I was taught by the Priest at school, it is irreverent and disrespectful to use the term supper outside of the Lord’s House, because supper is a scriptural term and to be used within the confines of the church. Tradition or scripture both have their value in truth, but is it a required practice?
The covering of the table for the Lord’s Supper; what does it mean? Is it tradition or scriptural?
Easter is a beautiful time of the year and it is celebrated all over the world in so many different ways.
Personally I love the reverent times of praise; when a sense of peace falls over the congregation as each sit quietly holding the bread and cup as if it were the precious body and blood of Jesus Christ; rejoicing with thanksgiving in their hearts to God for the blessed sacrifice of His only begotten Son for their personal sin and salvation.
It should be our prayer: Father, thank You for Your precious Son that You sent to die on the cross and that you resurrected to save me; forgive my sins and restore any broken fellowship with you, bring to my heart and mind those I need to make things right with and grant me the courage to go to them and ask forgiveness. Thank you Jesus, for your willingness to love me and lay down your life for me, knowing all my human frailties. Help me to stand for you; not be ashamed of you, look to you, learn about you, tell others about you and to walk in your Word and not just the traditions of man. Help me Father to do all things with a pure heart remembering there is no one perfect but you. In Jesus Name
Written By: Theressa Lindsey
Date: April 1, 2010