The Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:26)
The Lord’s table is like a great bridge, spanning the entire interval of the Church’s history on earth. One end of it rests on the shame of the cross, the other is planted in the glory of the kingdom. This feast sustains a threefold relationship to the Christian:
It is the Reminder of our Past Justification.
It is the Source of our Present Sustenance in the new life.
It is the Pledge of our Future Blessedness and Glory.
It is a Table of Remembrance (v. 24).
It is a Table of Obedience—Take, eat, - drink ye all of it” (v. 24).
It is a Table of Self-examination (v. 28).
It is a Table of Communion (I Cor. 10:16).
It is a Table of Thanksgiving (v. 24).
It is a Table of Confession (v. 26).
It is a Table of Expectation—”Till he come” (v. 26c).
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