Parent Corner: The Lords Supper is no ordinary supper.
The Parent Corner is one of the ways we endeavor to help keep you informed in the lessons and material being taught to the teenagers of our church. Here is the lesson taught to our high school students on the first Sunday of September.
- I Corinthians 11:17-34
- September 6, 2015
- John & Sandy Pearson – HS class
What our teens should know about it.
It’s not a bad thing to be invited to the reading of someone’s will. It usually means that you are included and that you will receive something. Jesus invited His closest disciples to meet with Him in the upper room, where He presented His will and Testament to them. It left to them and to all the world the forgiveness of sins and eternal life in heaven with Him. After He presented His Testament, He went to the cross and died. A Testament is not an agreement between parties, but the power that a person has to give what they possess to someone else. It doesn’t go into effect until the one making the Testament dies, but once activated is cannot be undone. It is irrevocable. Jesus left us the forgiveness of sins, then went to the cross so we could have it now.
The Lord left an open invitation to us (as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, I Corinthians 11:16) to meet back at that same table and celebrate again that we received the New Testament from Him. He also wants us to think often about the fact that He will soon return for us. It is a solemn supper; not like a fellowship meal which sometimes can cause problems (I Corinthians 11:17-22) but a place where we focus on the awful destructive power of sin and the cost of redemption from it. Then we sing and thank God for the New Testament we received in His blood. To misunderstand the solemnity of the supper is to risk the chastisement of God. The Lord’s Table is a place of self-examination and honesty before God. It is the table where Jesus revealed His Testament to us then went and died so we could have what He left us. Our young people that know Christ and have followed Him in baptism should be invited often to attend that supper with us.
Contact John Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org at 770-265-7846 for information about the high school class at Vision.