Landmark 02: Communion
34 “A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
A sacrament is a religious rite or ceremony recognized or instituted by Jesus.
14 You are my friends if you do what I command.
18 In the first place, I hear that when you come together as a church, there are divisions among you, and to some extent I believe it.
-1 Corinthians 11:18
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said,
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
-1 Corinthians 11:24
02: Anticipation of the Coming King
29 I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
03: Symbol of the New Covenant
25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
-1 Corinthians 11:25
04: Symbol of Identification With Christ
56 Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in them.
The 4 Major Views
1. THE TRADITIONAL ROMAN CATHOLIC VIEW
2. THE LUTHERAN VIEW
3. THE REFORMED VIEW
4. THE ZWINGLIAN VIEW