C. He also took the cup or fruit of the vine: 1 Cor. 11:25
III. The proper place
A. The proper place for the observance of the Lord’s supper is “in the church” or in the assembly: 1 Cor. 11:17-20
B. Again, the disciples “came together to break bread”: Acts 20:7
C. The physical place doesn’t necessarily matter, but the Lord does stipulate that His people should assemble: Heb. 10:24-25
IV. The proper manner
A. The proper manner is worthily so as to show the Lord’s death: 1 Cor. 11:26-29
B. This isn’t saying that we must necessarily be worthy or feel worthy to participate, but that we must determine to worship in spirit and truth: Jn. 4:24
C. Thus, we must observe the supper with proper motives: Heb. 12:28
V. The proper time
A. We learn the proper time for disciples to gather together to partake of the supper by example: Acts 20:7
B. Obviously, this day was important to early Christians: 1 Cor. 16:1-2
C. But how often? cf. the Sabbath: Exo. 20:8
Conclusion: There is NO statement or command, no divinely approved example, not even any necessary inference that the Lord’s supper may be observed on any other day than the first day of the week.
Thus, we can observe the Lord’s supper by faith only if we observe it on the first day of the week in the manner prescribed by these Scriptures which we’ve studied.
Our faith should be such that we’ll be satisfied to abide in the doctrine of Christ in all matters.
The purpose of the Lord’s supper is for Christians to remember Christ’s death, but if you’re not a Christian, you need to receive the benefits of Christ’s death by faith and obedience to the gospel.
By Wayne S. Walker
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