Section 1: “Becoming a Disciple” Session 4: “Observing the Sacraments”
SACRAMENT: “a visible sign of an inward grace, especially one of the solemn Christian rites considered to have been instituted by Jesus Christ to symbolize or confer grace.”
PROTESTANT SACRAMENTS: COMMUNION & BAPTISM
I Corinthians 11:23-26 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
_REMEMBRANCE_ OF CHRIST
I Corinthians 11:23-25 “my body / blood, for you, do this in remembrance of me”
& Luke 22:19 “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me”
in _APPROPRIATE REVERENCE_.
HIS BODY, BROKEN FOR ME! HIS BLOOD POURED OUT FOR ME! BEFORE I KNEW HIM!
_ASSOCIATION_ WITH CHRIST
I Corinthians 11:26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the
Lord’s death until he comes.
LICENSE PLATE FRAMES, CAR STICKERS & T-SHIRTS
Proclaim… declare… HE IS MESSIAH, I AM BELIEVER/FOLLOWER/DISCIPLE! (“Holy Orders”)
Romans 6:4-6 We were buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as
Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a
new life. If we have been united with him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with him in his resurrection. For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
in _LIFE EXPERIENCE_.
BY CHOICE, NOT PHYSICAL CROSS, BUT SPIRITUAL
United w/ Him in death/resurrection
Life experience of TOTAL OBEDIENCE/SUBMISSION TO THE FATHER
Luke 9:23 “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily
and follow me.”
in _DAILY CHOICES_.
EACH NEW DAY, NEW CHOICE OF WHAT TO FOLLOW
Take up cross daily and follow
Galatians 2:19-20 For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have
been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in
the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Live for God… crucified w/ Him and no longer live, but life in flesh is
lived by faith. Giving my life to the One who gave His for me!
SO MUCH MORE THAN “RITUAL!”
NEXT WEEK: “WITNESSING”