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The Observance of the Lord’s Table – Part 8

Luke 22:14-23 – And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.


1. Loving One Another: The Priority of the Word of God – Acts 2:42a, Acts 2:41, Jeremiah 15:16, Job 23:12, Psalm 119:14, 1 Peter 2:1-2

2. The Practice of Fellowship  -Acts 2:42

3.  Loving One Another: The Observance of the Lord’s Table


Five Intimate Insights from the Lord at His Table

– Jesus desires the fellowships of His people at His Table – Luke 22:14-15, Matthew 9:10-13, Mark 3:12-18, John 17:24
– Jesus reveals the observance of His Table is an act of love to Him – Luke 22:17, 19-20, John 14:15, 21
– Jesus displays His impartial love at His Table – Luke 22:14-16, Romans 12:4-5, Luke 14:21
– Jesus draws us to embrace the joy of Him in His Gospel – Luke 22:19-20, 1 Corinthians 2:1-2
– Jesus longs for us to eat and drink often to avoid forgetting Him – Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26