Communion & Footwashing

Communion (The Lord’s Supper) & Foot washing


As often as ye do it!


I Corinthians 11:22-34

John 13:1-17

I.                  Communion


A.     History

1.          Not a celebration

2.          A commemoration


B.     Significance

1.          To Show Forth the Lord’s Death

2.          To Receive Fresh Mercy Through Obedience

3.          To Obtain Fresh Resolve


II.               Foot Washing


A.     History

1.          Genesis 18:4;19:2;24:32

2.          I Samuel 25:41

3.          I Timothy 5:10

4.          Luke 7:46


B.     Significance

1.          To Honor (Genesis)

2.          To Show Submission (I Samuel)

3.          To Bring Blessing (I Timothy)

4.          To Obtain Mercy (Luke)


C.     Necessity

1.          The Example of Scripture

2.          The Command of the Lord


D.    Result

1.          John 13:34-35                                                                            “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love on to another.”

2.          Romans 12:10                                                                          “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;”