A Lord’s Supper gathering in your home is a special meal with a special guest—Messiah Jesus. This supper, breakfast or lunch meal is filled with prophetic signs of our salvation. Messiah Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples and turned the old covenant Passover feast into the prophecy in act signs of the new covenant.
Messiah told His disciples: “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer, for I tell you, I will no longer by any means eat of it until it is fulfilled in God’s Kingdom.” Luke 22:15
The Feast of the Passover was a meal God instituted for the congregation of Israel when he delivered them out of Egyptian bondage. Each household ate a lamb.
Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth day of this month, they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to their fathers’ houses, a lamb for a household; and if the household is too little for a lamb, then he and his neighbor next to his house shall take one according to the number of the souls. You shall make your count for the lamb according to what everyone can eat.’ Exodus 12:3-4
Prophecy in act signs of the new covenant.
The yeast of sin
“6 Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast leavens the whole lump? 7 Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Messiah, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place. 8 Therefore let’s keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
The cup of blessing
15 I speak as to wise men. Judge what I say. 16 The cup of blessing which we ble1ss, isn’t it a sharing of the blood of Messiah? The bread which we break, isn’t it a sharing of the body of Messiah? 17 Because there is one loaf of bread, we, who are many, are one body; for we all partake of the one loaf of bread. 18 Consider Israel according to the flesh. Don’t those who eat the sacrifices participate in the altar? 1 Corinthians 10:15-18
When we eat together in Jesus’ name, Messiah Jesus is there with us.
For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there I am in the middle of them. Matthew 18:20 (Mt 18:1-20)
A Lord’s Supper gathering in your home
Prepare lamb and provide bread and wine for the Lord’s Supper. Put out your best silverware, dishes and tablecloth for this blessed supper. Gather your family and guests around your table. Open the Lord’s Supper with a table prayer.
Facilitate including every person in conversation, recognizing every person, including children who believe in Messiah, is filled by the Spirit of God, every person is part of the priesthood of all believers, and each is part of the body of Christ, equipped for ministry. Each one participates (Ephesians 4:1-16). Keep in mind that this celebration of the Lord’s Supper is hindered if one person does all the talking.
Celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
Begin the meal by blessing the the bread. Here’s a go by sample.
Blessed are You, o Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.
Blessed are You, Messiah, for the bread that we break is our fellowship in your body. You are the one loaf, we who are many are one body, because all of us eat from the same loaf.
Speak what Jesus spoke.
Then he took a loaf of bread, gave thanks, broke it in pieces, and handed it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Keep on doing this in memory of me.” Luke 22:19
Partake of the bread and the lamb in remembrance of Jesus. Help each one participate in enjoying one another table conversation. Celebrate your fellowship with God and one another.
After all have eaten, bless the cup of blessing of the Lord’s Supper. Here’s a go by sample.
Blessed are You, o Lord our God, King of the universe, who brings forth wine from the earth.
Blessed are You, Messiah, this is Your blood of the new covenant poured out for the forgiveness of our sins.
Quote what Jesus Spoke.
He did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant sealed by my blood, which is being poured out for you.” Luke 22:20
Partake of the cup.
Lord’s Supper Scriptures (1 Corinthians 10:15-17; Luke 22:14-23; Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32)
Participate as in 1 Corinthians 14:1-40
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