Do This In Remembrance Of Me

Do This In Remembrance Of Me

1 Corinthians 11:23-28 (NIV)

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.” 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.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
– 1 Corinthians 11:23-28 (NIV)

The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt. “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.
– Exodus 12:13-14 (NIV)

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
– Romans 6:23 (NIV)

What can we say about this time of gathering at the Lord’s Table?

1.  A time of commemoration 

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.” 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.
– 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 (NIV)

2.   A time of appreciation

… which is for you
– 1 Corinthians 11:24 (NIV)

3. A time of proclamation

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
– 1 Corinthians 11:26 (NIV)

4.  A time of anticipation

For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
– 1 Corinthians 11:26 (NIV)

5.  A time of examination

So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
– 1 Corinthians 11:27-28 (NIV)

So then, my brothers and sisters, when you gather to eat, you should all eat together. Anyone who is hungry should eat something at home, so that when you meet together it may not result in judgment.
– 1 Corinthians 33-34 (NIV)

For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. 
– 1 Corinthians 11:29 (NIV)