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What two important events in the life of Christ are celebrated by the Lord's Day and the Lord's Supper?

What purposes of the Lord's Supper are emphasized by its names that testify of the table? of the food?

Lord's Supper are meals that portray communion and the strengthening of spiritual life. Both feast upon "the perfect Lamb that was killed without a bone being broken" and portray a spiritual strengthening through the "eating of this spiritual meat." Picturing spiritual strengthening, each is administered repeatedly in a person's life.

The following names are given to the Lord's Supper in the Word of God.

Title Example Text

I. The Lord's Supper

When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's Supper.

-I Corinthians 11:20

2. The Lord's Table

Ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.

-I Corinthians 10:21b

3. Communion

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?

-I Corinthians 10:16

4. Cup of Blessing

5. Bread which we break

6. Bread and cup of the Lord

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.

-I Corinthians 11:27

7. Breaking of bread

And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

-Acts 2:42

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