Picture this Lord’s Supper gathering as a special meal for a special guest in your home. Christ Jesus is the special guest (Mt 18:18-20). It is a feast. This feast is filled with prophetic signs of our salvation (1 Cor 5:7-8; 1 Cor 10:14-17).
Your guests should all fit around your dining table. Put out the best silverware, dishes and tablecloth for celebration. This is a pot blessing supper. Guests bring the food, unless you want to provide some. Hosts provide the bread and wine for the Lord’s Supper.
When everyone is gathered, open the Lord’s Supper with a table prayer.
Then, bless 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 in remembrance of Jesus.
Then, enjoy one another table conversation. Celebrate your communion with God and one another.
When all have eaten, bless the cup 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
For as often as you eat this bread and drink from this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:26
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)
After supper, make everyone comfortable away from the table.
Facilitate every-person-ministry, recognizing every person 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. Keep in mind that this sharing time is ruined when one person does all the talking.
Ephesians 4:7, 14-16
7Now to each one of us grace has been given proportionate to the measure of the Messiah’s gift.
11So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.
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