Some of the things Jesus says are hard to understand or even downright offensive–like when he says that we should eat his flesh and drink his blood. Jesus is not encouraging vampirism or cannibalism, of course, so what in the world is he talking about?
Sermon: Take, Eat, Drink
Texts: Mark 14:12-26; Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor. 10:16-17
Focus: We are one Body in Christ.
Function: That they would see the Body and Blood of Jesus in the fellowship of bread and wine.
Sermon: Breaking Bread
Text: Luke 24:13-35
Focus Statement: Jesus reveals himself in the Word and bread.
Function Statement: That they would recognize Jesus’ Real Presence in the Lord’s Supper.
Texts: Exodus 12:1-14; 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
Focus Statement: Christ gives us his body and blood for the forgiveness of our sins.
Function Statement: That they would remember Christ’s sacrifice and recognize his body.
Sermon: The Miracles of Lent: The Miracle of Holy Communion
Text: Luke 22:7-20
Focus: The Lord’s Supper is Jesus’ true Body and Blood given for the forgiveness of sins.
Function: That they would rejoice and marvel at the wonderful gift and miracle of Holy Communion.