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- 1. CommunionBenefit of Communion Recognizing Jesus Real Presence in the Lords SupperMemorization Verses:"Given and shed for you for the For where there is forgiveness offorgiveness of sins. sins, there is also life and salvation.
2. LSB 643 to work for Gods kingdom and answerhttp://rockhay.tripod.com/worship/music/ his call.sentforth.htm2. With praise and thanksgiving1. Sent forth by Gods blessing,to God ever-livingour true faith confessing,the tasks of our everyday life we willthe people of God from this dwelling take face.leave.Our faith ever sharing,The supper is ended.in love ever caring,Oh, now be extended embracing the children of each tribe andthe fruits of this service in all who race.believe.With your feast you feed us,The fruit of Christs teaching, with your light now lead us,receptive souls reaching, unite us as one in this life that we share.shall blossom in action for God and for Then may all the livingall.with praise and thanksgivingHis grace did invite us,give honor to Christ and his name that wehis love shall unite us bear. 3. Communion GiftsThink of all thecommunion like giftsfrom God throughout thescriptures.What did they mean tothe people in context? 4. Pray: junipers. 10 He makes springs pour water into 18 The high mountains belong to the PRAYERthe ravines;wild goats; it flows between the mountains.the crags are a refuge for the hyrax. Shed for you 11 They give water to all the beasts of19 He made the moon to mark the Forgivenessthe field; the wild donkeys quench their seasons,and the sun knows when to go Live and thirst. 12 The birds of the sky nest by the down. 20 You bring darkness, it becomesSalvationwaters; night, Victory andthey sing among the branches. 13 He waters the mountains from hisand all the beasts of the forest prowl. 21 The lions roar for their preyStrength upper chambers; the land is satisfied by the fruit ofand seek their food from God. Confession his work. 14 He makes grass grow for the cattle, 22 The sun rises, and they steal away;they return and lie down in theirand Unityand plants for people to cultivate dens.P raisebringing forth food from the earth: 15 wine that gladdens human hearts, 23 Then people go out to their work,to their labor until evening.R epentanceoil to make their faces shine, 24 How many are your works,A ppreciationand bread that sustains their hearts. 16 The trees of the LORD are well LORD!In wisdom you made them all;Y ou watered, the earth is full of your creatures.E veryonethe cedars of Lebanon that he 25 There is the sea, vast and spacious, planted.R esolve 17 There the birds make their nests; the stork has its home in the 5. What is the benefit of this eating and drinking? What is the benefit offered in this sacrament?______________________________ SS Shed for you M Forgiveness T Life and Salvation W Victory and Strength Th Confession and Unity SayMean Matter Key phrases Own words Answer the questions/ Personal application 6. Or how about this, "Business might beslow. I might have lost my biggestaccount but I know Im not buried, Implanted. I know Gods got anothervictory in my future. I know my bestdays are still out in front of me. When youre in tough times andeverything that could go wrongdoes, youve got to dig your heels inand say "This attack was meant todestroy me but ive got insideinformation that it cannot bury me. Itsonly planting me. And Im not onlygoing to come out, Im gonna come outlike Job - with twice what I had before. 7. The scripture talks about in James how we shouldwait for Gods promises like a farmer waits for hisharvest. Ive never seen a farmer plant a crop, thenworry night and day if its gonna come up. Hedoesnt lose sleep at night and say, "Please pray thatmy corns gonna take root. Please pray that Imgonna have a harvest." No. He waits with aknowing, with a confidence. In fact he doesntneccessarily hope that it happens, he doesnt evenhave to believe that it will happen; He takes it onestep further - he knows that his harvest is on itsway. Hes seen it happen time and time again. Somebody asks you, "You still think youre gonnaget out of debt with the economy being as bad as itis?" Tell him, "I dont think so. I know so. Its just amatter of time." 8. But we, as recovering alcoholics, are stillprone to the I-am-Unique syndrome thatmany of us felt when we were drinking. Wemay be even more prone to it now as we lookaround church at our fellow believers. Afterall, we are/were the most miserable sinner(s) inthis congregation, werent we? Our past sinswere much larger than their petty sins couldever be, arent they? After all, Lord, wewallowed in alcoholism and all the sins thatcame with it, didnt we? Werent we theunfaithful spouses, the bad parents, the grossliars, cheaters and thieves? And on top of all ofthat, some of us did all that while loudlyprofessing to be good Christians didnt we?Can we really expect equal forgiveness for allthat, Lord? I mean, we know that you forgivethe regular sinners, but us, Lord?? 9. These words, "Given and shed for youfor the forgiveness of sins," show usthat in the Sacrament forgiveness ofsins, life, and salvation are given usthrough these words. For where thereis forgiveness of sins, there is also lifeand salvation. 10. No one can read the Gospelswithout feeling the actualpresence of Jesus. Hispersonality pulsates in everyword. No myth is filled withsuch life. Albert Einstein The Lords Supper resonateswith the human soul because: It is a simple meal betweenfriends It is a sacrificial meal thatunderscores a promise fulfilled It is a physical meal that bringsto us the natural designer ofboth body and soul (as opposedto other naturals) 11. He who hears you hearsMe - Jesus The Eucharist, and all thedescriptive andprescriptive sacramentsthroughout scripture bringto active remembrance inus Christs true presence Active bodily throughelements and words Active spiritually throughlove and faith 12. This is my body given for you; 1. Didomenon:do this in remembrance of me. giving to you from ones authority to swma mou to uper umwn didomenon2. eu)logew That which you set apart and Therefore, my beloved, flee praised. Allowed to bring forth andfrom idolatry. I speak as to wise prospermen; you judge what I say. Isnot the cup of blessing which 3. Koinwniawe bless a sharing in the blood Intimate couplingof Christ? Is not the bread Becoming one flesh, as inwhich we break a sharing in theintercoursebody of Christ? 17 Since there is Intimately, spiritually, andone bread, we who are many are physically united.one body; for we all partake of Context: How to exist in the worldthe one bread. while being loyal to the Supper (which binds us to the church and to Christ) and not be accused of idolatry ourselves. 13. Christ sees all of the guilt werack up daily. Understandingwe are utterly cut off and inrebellion because of a corruptnature. Our sin is like a cancer thatboils into violence anddestruction Christ KNOWS how toforgive, DOES theforgiving, and brings thatforgiveness like a bloodtransfusion. 14. A. The chief blessing of the 1 John 1:7 The blood of Jesus, HisSacrament is the forgiveness of sinsSon, purifies us from all sin.which Christs body and blood have Pray: O my God, though I am awon for us on the cross. (The Lordssinner, yet I am not a sinner. On mySupper is a means of grace.)own and apart from Christ, I am a Matt. 26:28 This is My blood of the sinner. But in my Lord Jesus Christcovenant, which is poured out for manyand apart from me, I am no sinner. Ifor the forgiveness of sins.firmly believe that He has destroyed 1 Peter 1:18-19 You know that it wasall my ins with His precious blood.not with perishable things such as silver To show this, I am baptized, cleansedor gold that you were redeemed from by Gods Word, and declaredthe empty way of life handed down toabsolved and freed from all my sins.you from your forefathers, but with the In the Sacrament of the true bodyprecious blood of Christ, a lamband blood of my Lord Jesus Christ Iwithout blemish or defect.have received the forgiveness of sinsas a sure sign of grace. This He has Col. 1:22 He has reconciled you bymerited, won, and accomplished forChrists physical body through death tome by the shedding of His preciouspresent you holy in His sight, withoutblood. For this I thank Him inblemish and free from accusation.eternity. Amen. (Luther). 15. Michael and Cheryl are married for 24 years.Michael has been fighting kidney disease for 30.Kidney failure was inevitable, and Michael wasdying. Cheryl is tested for 3 weeks. Doctorsdiscover a perfect match between them. Theodds: 1 in 30,000. Christ unites with us. Comes down tous. Transplants us. By His body By His blood A perfect and unique match This unity is a new organ, a heart offlesh, that longs for forgiveness,repentance, righteousness and peacewith neighbor. His blood creates this new heart in us.We are His bride whom He loves. 16. B. Together with forgiveness, God Rom. 8:31-32 If God is for us, who cangives all other blessings as well, that be against us? He who did not spare Hisis, "life and salvation." own Son, but gave Him up for us all- "We must never regard the how will He not also, along withsacrament as a harmful thing from Him, graciously give us all things?which we should flee, but as a pure, wholesome, soothing medicine Pray: Lord Jesus, I thank You thatwhich aids and quickens us in bothin the words of institution You havesoul and body. For where the soul isclearly and unmistakably stated whathealed, the body has benefited also"You desire to give me in the Holy(Large Catechism V 68). Supper, namely, forgiveness of "We are talking about the presencesins, life, and salvation. O my dearof the living Christ, knowing thatSavior, grant me Your Holydeath no longer has dominion overSpirit, that I may fasted my eyesHim [Rom. 6:9] (Apology X 4).upon these Your words, gathering Rom. 6:8-9 If we died with Christ, we comfort there in true faith, and sobelieve that