Skyline Heights Baptist Church

Family Lord’s Supper

By: Toni Ridgaway, August 6, 2012 (Revised and augmented by David Clark)

Date and Time: Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 7pm

Location: Individual Homes

Since we will not be able to observe a Maundy Thursday service together this year, we are encouraging each of our Families, singles included, to observe an in-home Lord’s Supper. If at all possible, please hold this event on Thursday evening, April 9, at 7pm. By doing so, we will be able to experience this solemn observance together.

 

Steps in Serving the Lord’s Supper

  1. The Lord’s Supper is to be received only by those who are baptized believers. If anyone in your Family has not made a decision to become a Christian, this is a great time to present the plan of salvation to him/her. Those who accept Christ as Savior in this setting can then come forward at the end of a church service and make that decision known. After counseling, a baptismal service can be scheduled. If you need assistance in leading someone to Christ, you can use the following help from Lifeway.

“A” stands for Admit. A person must admit to God that she is a sinner. She must be sorry for her sin and turn away from sinning. Verses that support this step are Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Acts 3:19; and 1 John 1:9.

“B” stands for Believe. A person must believe that Jesus is God’s Son and that God sent Jesus to pay the penalty for sin. Verses about believing include John 3:16; John 14:6; and Romans 5:8.

“C” stands for Confess. A person must confess her faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Read Romans 10:9-10, 13.

  1. Sharing: Out of the context of your own experience, say something brief about God’s love, forgiveness, grace, mercy, commitment, tenderheartedness, or faithfulness. Connect your words with the personal stories of the Family. For example, “These past few weeks I’ve experienced God’s mercy in the way he untangled the situation with _____”. And I’ve seen God show mercy to others of us here, too, especially to ________ and _______.” If you prefer, you can write down ahead of time what you want to say.
  1. Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-24
  1. Sing: “Let Us Break Bread Together” (Verse One) (Public Domain)

 

Let us break bread together on our knees,

Let us break bread together on our knees;

When I fall on my knees,

With my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

 

(Words: Negro Spiritual / Music: Negro Spiritual)

  1. Pray silently, and pass the bread around to each believer. While the bread is being passed, you may want to reflect quietly, sing a simple praise song, or listen to a worship CD.
  1. When everyone has received the bread, remind them that this represents Jesus’ broken body on their behalf. Simply state, “Jesus said, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’ Let us eat together,” and eat the bread as a Family.
  1. Read 1 Corinthians 11:25
  1. Sing: “Let Us Break Bread Together” (Verse Two) (Public Domain)

 

Let us drink the cup together on our knees,

Let us drink the cup together on our knees;

When I fall on my knees,

With my face to the rising sun,

O Lord, have mercy on me.

  1. Pray silently, and serve the cup. Note: You may pass a small tray, serve people individually, or have them pick up a cup from the table.
  1. When everyone has been served, remind them the cup represents Jesus’ blood shed for them. Simply state, “The cup of the new covenant is Jesus Christ’s blood shed for you. Jesus said, ‘Do this in remembrance of me.’ Let us drink together.” Then drink the juice as a Family.
  1. Read 1 Corinthians 11:26
  1. Conclude by reading “There Is a Fountain”

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Immanuel’s veins;

And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, lose all their guilty stains.

The dying thief rejoiced to see that fountain in His day;

And there may I, though vile as he, wash all my sins away.

Dear dying Lamb, Thy precious blood shall never lose its pow’r

Till all the ransomed church of God be saved, to sin no more.

E’er since by faith I saw the stream Thy flowing wounds supply,

Redeeming love has been my theme, and shall be till I die.

(Words: William Cowper / Music: Early American Melody) (Public Domain)

 

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Thank-you for participating! May the Lord richly bless you and your Family during this most sacred Christian observance.

 

 

 

Practical Tips in Serving the Lord’s Supper

  1. Prepare the elements simply, sacredly, and symbolically.
  1. Break up pieces of cracker or soft bread on a small plate or tray. No need to use large servings of bread or grape juice.
  1. Have all of the elements prepared beforehand and just bring them into the room or to the table when you are ready.
  1. If you have any bread and/or juice left over, do not throw them down the sink or into the trash can. Treat anything left over with respect and discard them outside at an honorable location. They represent our Lord’s body and blood!

 

*Here are some other good Lord’s Supper passages: Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 10:16-21, or 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.

 

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