The First Communion

The First Communion

TEXT: Mark 14:12-26

Introduction

The Last Supper was the First Communion.

The Passover symbolism:

bitter herbs = _________________________

stewed fruit = _________________________

unleavened bread = ________________________

roasted lamb = _______________________

Jesus is “Our Passover Lamb.” (1 Corinthians 5:7)

I. The Symbols of the Sacrament. vv. 22-25

1. The Bread.

“Take; this is my body.”

The bread symbolizes the _______________ of Christ

2. The Cup.

“This is my blood of the covenant.”

The cup symbolizes the _______________ of Christ.

II. The Significance of the Sacrament. 1 Corinthians 11:23-28

1. A time to _______________ Jesus Christ.

2. A time to _______________ yourself.

3. A time to be _______________ nourished.

4. A time to _______________ Jesus Christ and His Gospel.
Con

Conclusion

 

Application Questions

1. If you have not read about the Passover in a while, read Exodus 12.
2. Recall an especially meaningful communion observance. What made it so?
3. When you take communion, are you sensitive to take it in a worthy manner?
4. Have you ever considered communion’s evangelistic emphasis?

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