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Sunday June 10 "In Remembrance" Pastor Wood

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:26 (ESV) 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

  1. There must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
  1. Do this in remembrance of me.
  1. You proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

Scripture for reflection:

  1. Lord’s supper
    1. Matthew 28:20 (ESV) 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
    2. Psalm 22:26 (ESV) 26  The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the Lord! May your hearts live forever!
  2. There must be factions among you in order that those who are genuine among you may be recognized.
    1. 1 Corinthians 1:11–13 (ESV) 11 For it has been reported to me by Chloe’s people that there is quarreling among you, my brothers. 12 What I mean is that each one of you says, “I follow Paul,” or “I follow Apollos,” or “I follow Cephas,” or “I follow Christ.” 13 Is Christ divided? Was Paul crucified for you? Or were you baptized in the name of Paul?
    2. John 17:21–23 (ESV) 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one, 23 I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that you sent me and loved them even as you loved me.
    3. John 10:16 (ESV) 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd
  3. Do this in remembrance of me.
    1. Deuteronomy 15:15 (ESV) 15 You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; therefore I command you this today.
    2. Deuteronomy 8:2 (ESV) And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
    3. Deuteronomy 8:18 (ESV) 18 You shall remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.
    4. Ezekiel 20:43 (ESV) 43 And there you shall remember your ways and all your deeds with which you have defiled yourselves, and you shall loathe yourselves for all the evils that you have committed.
  4. You proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
    1. John 14:3 (ESV) And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
    2. Leviticus 23:4 (ESV) “These are the appointed feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them.
    3. Exodus 33:19 (ESV) 19 And he said, “I will make all my goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name ‘The Lord.’ And I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will show mercy on whom I will show mercy.
    4. Jeremiah 3:12 (ESV) 12 Go, and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, “ ‘Return, faithless Israel, declares the Lord. I will not look on you in anger, for I am merciful, declares the Lord; I will not be angry forever.