Soli Deo Gloria

“The Lord’s Supper” 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

A Topical Sermon (our normal preaching is expositional)
The Lord’s Supper is a foretaste of the full consummation of when Christ will bring His people home. Revelation 19:6-9 “Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out, ‘Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure’ — for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. And the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’ And he said to me, ‘These are the true words of God.’” The feasts of the Old Covenant were fulfilled in Christ, and He has given us one feast in the Lord’s Supper. But even the Lord’s Supper is only a glimmer of the feast that awaits God’s people in the Kingdom of Heaven. Christ will bring His people to Himself. He will wipe away every tear. He will judge with perfect justice. And we will feast. This is the feast that Isaiah looked forward to in Isaiah 55:1, “Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.” We will say along with the bride in Song of Solomon 4:2, “He brought me to the banqueting house, and his banner over me was love.” Jesus is the perfect fulfillment of the Good Shepherd that we read about in Psalm 23 earlier. After we have the Lord’s Supper we’ll sing The King of Love, which is a description of how Jesus perfectly fulfills that passage. Listen to verse 2, “Where streams of living water flow my ransomed soul He leadeth, and where the verdant  [lush and full] pastures grow, with food celestial feedeth.” Now look at verse 5, “Thou spread’st a table in my sight; Thine unction [anointing or healing] grace bestoweth; and O what transport of delight from Thy pure chalice [cup] floweth.” Jesus is our passover. He is the Lamb of God, and the Bread of Life. Hope in Him.