Ordinances In Old
What was connected with
the worship of God before the first advent?
Now the first
covenant had regulations for worship and also
an earthly sanctuary.
To whom did the
sacrificial offerings point forward?
And live a life of
love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself
up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to
God. Ephesians 5:2.
Note Through the
provisions of the sacrificial law, the repentant
sinner showed his faith in the coming redeemer,
who was to shed His blood for the sins of
mankind. These sacrificial offerings pointed
forward to the work of Christ, which they
typified. Since the crucifixion, the ordinances
of the Christian church point backward, and are
designed to show faith in the work of Christ
New Testament Ordinances
What does the Lord desire us
to keep in mind?
By this gospel you are
saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached
to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For
what I received I passed on to you as the first
importance: that Christ died for our sins
according to the Scriptures, that he was buried,
that he was raised on the third day according to
the Scriptures. 1 Corinthians 15:2-4.
What ordinance commemorates
Christs burial and resurrection?
Having been buried
with him in baptism and raised with him
through your faith in the power of God, who
raised him from the dead. Colossians 2:12.
For what purpose was the Lords
For I have already
received from the Lord what I also passed on to
you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was
betrayed, took bread, and when he had given
thanks, he broke it and said, This
is my body, which is for you; do this in
remembrance of me.
1 Corinthians 11:23,24.
What does the wine
In the same way, after
supper he took the cup, saying, This cup
is for the new covenant in my blood;
do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of
What do both the bread
and the wine commemorate?
For whenever you eat
this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the
Lords death until he comes. Verse
What caution is given
concerning engaging in this ordinance unworthily?
eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in
an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning
against the Lord. A man ought to examine himself
before he eats of the bread and drinks of the
cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without
recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks
judgment on himself. Verses 27-29.
Note The last
expression shows what is meant by eating and
drinking unworthily. It is no the one who has a
deep sense of his sinfulness and of his
unworthiness of Gods mercy and grace, but
he who does not discern that Christ died for his
sins who is not penitent who eats
and drinks unworthily.
What preparation should
be made for this service?
A man ought to examine
himself before he eats and drinks of the cup.
Privilege and Essential of
But if we
walk in the light, as he is in the light, we
have fellowship with one another, and the blood
of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.
1 John 1:7.
What still higher fellowship
does the Christian enjoy?
We proclaim to you
what we have seen and heard, so that you also may
have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with
the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
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