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The Elements of the Lord's Table, Pt. 2 (1 Corinthians 11:25-26)

Part of the Elders' Elective Series series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

David Torres
David Torres
September 23, 2012

Sermon preached on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at Garden Valley Chapel during our morning worship service based on 1 Corinthians 11:25-26.

Turn in your Bible, if you will, to the eleventh chapter of the book of 1 Corinthians - 1 Corinthians eleven where we continue our study on the Lord´s Table, particularly looking at the elements of the Lord´s Table.

In not wanting to "undervalue ... the bread and wine in this holy Sacrament"1 (Reynolds), we are taking the time to consider in greater detail the meaning and significance of these two elements the Lord has given to us in Communion.

The Bread of the Lord´s Table (vv. 23c-24)
The Cup of the Lord´s Table (v. 25)

CONTENT

The Bread of the Lord´s Table (vv. 23c-24)

The bread that had represented the Exodus now came to represent the body of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.

We took some time to look at the sixth chapter of John´s Gospel where our Lord says, "I am the living bread" (v. 51).

You may recall that we concluded that eating of the flesh of the Son of Man is to appropriate Christ; it is to receive Christ; it is to take Him in to satisfy your soul.

Eating the flesh means acknowledging and appropriating that Christ is God in human flesh.

Jesus uses this metaphor, "bread," to draw out the appropriation of Himself. Eating His flesh and drinking His blood then is not literal, it is figurative for appropriating all that Christ is and has done on the cross.

The bread was a symbol that stood for the reality of his body.

The bread is merely the sign and symbol of Christ´s body.

But what about the cup? What is the meaning of the cup?

About David Torres: David Torres is a graduate of The Master’s College (BA ’01) and The Master’s Seminary (MDiv ’06) and is currently pursuing his Th.M. degree in Theology (graduating Lord-willing May 2019). He served as a pastor-teacher in Garden Valley, CA for 8 years. He works at Grace to You as the GAV Radio Producer serving the Spanish speaking world through the teaching ministry of John MacArthur. David is committed to expository preaching and shepherding God’s flock. He serves as a deacon at Grace Community Church and is a part of the Joint Heirs Fellowship Group. He was married to Angie in 2000, and they have been blessed by God with seven children: Isaiah, Emilia, Micah, Eva, Isabella, Elizabeth, and Jeremiah.

1 Corinthians 11:25-26

25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come. (KJV)

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