THE BLOOD SACRIFICE (Lesson Four)
                                                              The Lord’s Supper


            A.  God required a blood sacrifice because of the death penalty placed on humans for
                  their sins.
            B.  Jesus offered himself for the blood sacrifice to make salvation possible.


            A.  We will concentrate on the memorial, the Lord’s Supper, established by Jesus for
                  us to remember His blood sacrifice for us.

      V.  As we observe this memorial every Sunday, we focus on the death, burial, resurrection
            and return of Jesus.  Matthew 26:26-29 (727); 1 Corinthians 11:26 (847)

            A.  When we observe the Lord’s Supper, we engage in physical acts that have a spiritual

                  1.  The unleavened bread represents the body of Jesus.
                  2.  The fruit of the vine represents the blood of Jesus.
                  3.  There are people who practice transubstantiation, which is the teaching that the
                       bread becomes the body of Jesus and that the fruit of the vine becomes His blood.
                  4.  Jesus used the bread and fruit of the vine as representations.  1 Cor. 10:16-17 (846

            B.  As we partake of this memorial, we share benefits associated with the sacrifice of

                  1.  The blood sacrifice of Jesus is impressed on our hearts and minds.
                       Ephesians 1:7 (863); Matthew 26:27-28 (727)
                  2.  We can know that our sins are forgiven by the blood of Christ. 1 John 1:7
                       (899); Matthew 26:28
                  3.  Opportunity to confess our faith.  1 Corinthians 11:24-26 (847)

            C.  Every Sunday we have the opportunity to express our gratitude to God for the blood
                  sacrifice of Jesus.  Acts 20:7 (820)

            D.  Excerpts from “The Case For Christ” written by Lee Strobel.

            E.  We must have a holy frame of mind.  1 Corinthians 11:23-31 (847)

    Closing:  We are blessed that the Lord’s Supper brings to our remembrance the blood
                    sacrifice of Jesus, and we should express our gratitude to our Heavenly Father
                    The blood sacrifice of Christ makes salvation and eternal life possible.