Lord’s Supper Worship Guide
Woodmont family, this is a strange and different time. In an effort to continue to observe the Lord’s Supper, but also keep you physically healthy, I have decided to lead you through this worship time for you (and those in your household).
The Lord himself gave us the Supper; the simple elements representing His body and His blood. During the feast of Passover, right before Jesus went to the cross and made the sacrifice that would save all of those that would believe in Him, He stopped to observe the feast with His disciples. As they observed the Old Covenant, Jesus introduced the New Covenant to them. Instead of the blood of the lamb of Passover, Jesus’ blood would be shed for the forgiveness of sin. Instead of the unleavened bread of Passover, the bread would represent His body being broken so that there may be righteousness for those that believe.
“Then he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ And in the same way he took the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.’” (Luke 22:19-20)
Song: In Christ Alone by Shane and Shane
Before you partake of the elements of the Lord’s Supper, it is imperative to spend time in prayer, and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal any sins that need to be confessed to the Lord or to one another. 1 Corinthians 11 speaks to this when Paul writes:
“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night in which he was betrayed took bread, and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way, he also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, every time you drink, in remembrance of me.’ For every time you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. For this reason, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. A person should examine himself first, and in this way let him eat the bread and drink of the cup.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-28 NET)
Song: Forgiven by Sovereign Grace Music
After your time of reflection on the sinfulness of humanity, the righteousness of God, the forgiveness in Jesus, and the sanctification in the Holy Spirit, we proceed to the observance of the Lord’s Supper. Take the bread, the symbol of his body, reflect on the brokenness of his body for our redemption. You may now, take the bread, eat it, in remembrance of Jesus.
Scripture Verse: “He became sin, who knew no sin, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21)
The cup of juice, the symbol of his blood. Take time to meditate on the blood that was shed, fulfilling the Old Testament sacrificial system, to ransom you for all eternity. Celebrate the forgiveness, partake of the cup, in remembrance of Him.
Scripture Verse: “…How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our consciences from dead works to worship the living God.” (Hebrews 9:14)
Now, because of this great remembrance, we look ahead seeing every second as a gift to do the Lord’s work while on earth. Then, in death, we have victory through this sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus. Worship with these two songs:
Songs of Worship and Celebration: “What a Beautiful Name/Agnus Dei” by Travis Cottrell and “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)” by Chris Tomlin