Five Things the Bread and Wine Typify

1 Corinthians 11:24-27 (KJV) -  24And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, "Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me."  25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, "This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.  26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.  27Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord."

 

1st              It’s a Command – This do.

2nd                   It’s a Memorial – in remembrance of me

3rd              It’s Fellowship in His name all taking of the same bread.

4th              Show the Lord’s death.

5th              His coming again.  Verse 26th  “Till He come.”

 

First, to take the bread and wine unworthily would be first, not to recognize the Lord’s body.  That if we partake of the bread and wine that they have in other religions, it would be saying, “I think they are the Lord’s body too.”  Chapter 10:16-21.  We can’t do both.

1 Corinthians 10:16-21-- 16The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?  17For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.  18Behold Israel after the flesh: are not they which eat of the sacrifices partakers of the altar?  19What say I then? that the idol is any thing, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is any thing?  20But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils.  21Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

Second, if we had any idols in our life.  An idol is anything or anybody that takes the first place in our heart, the place the Lord should have.  (When anyone lets their relations hinder them from serving the Lord, it’s a proof they are putting them first before the Lord.)  Matthew 10:37

 

Third, have a forgiving spirit.  Ephesians 4:32.  No envy or jealousy in heart toward any brother or sister in the truth.  Things to put off.  Romans 13:13, Colossians 3:8-9, Galatians 5:21