UNFORGETTABLE SUPER SUPPER
There are some dinner invitations that we look forward to attending and others we wish we had never been invited. Amen.
Even Jesus noted this during His ministry, but still He looked forward to having supper with His disciples; in the mist of very hard times, and the supper was so unforgettable we are remembering it today. We call it the “Last Supper”.
It was that last supper prior to His framed arrest, His unjust sentence, unmerciful beating. They wipe Him all night long. They hung Him on the cross where He died a death. It was that last supper before Jesus would make the power of the resurrection known to all mankind.
My friends, it was that “Unforgettable Super Supper” before Satan would forever be dethroned. It was that last supper before Christ would descend into hell and set the dead in Christ free and open the prison doors to those being held captives. Amen. I dare you to shout “glory to His name just one time in this house!”
That last super is not a farewell or goodbye, but a welcome and a embracing of a common or “communion” fellowship.
Let it be noted today that, Jesus was a perfect “Super Planner” and knew there were four components to making a “Supper Super and Unforgettable.”
It takes a good hosts, good service, good menu and good fellowship.
7. Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the Passover must be killed.
8. And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the Passover that we may eat. 9. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?
10. And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he entered in. 11. And ye shall say unto the (Host) Goodman of the house, The Master saith unto thee, Where is the (service) guest chamber, where I shall eat the Passover with my disciples? 12. And he shall show you a large upper room furnished (menu): there make ready. 13. And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the Passover. 14. And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. 15. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired (fellowship) to eat this Passover with you before I suffer:
How many of you know even unwanted guests and circumstances cannot ruin a good supper? I believe it is because an “Unforgettable Supper” not only leaves a good taste in your mouth, but a good taste in your mind as well.
May I prove this point?
Luke 24: 13. And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.
14. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.
15. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.
16. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him.
17. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad?
18. And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?
19. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:
20. And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him.
AFTER OUR AWESOME “UNFORGETTABLE SUPER SUPPER LAST FRIDAY.”
21. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done.
27. And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, Jesus expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. UH, UH, look out it’s SUPPER TIME, AGAIN!
30. And it came to pass, as he sat at (SUPER SUPPER TIME) meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32. And they said one to another, (FELLOWSHIP) Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
33. And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
34. Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
35. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39. Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42. And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43. And he took it, and did eat before them. How many know Jesus love to eat! Amen.
46. And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47. And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
My brothers and sisters, “I am a witness” that your name is on Jesus invitation list: Will you attend?
Luke 14: 16. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many: 17. And sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
18. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. 19. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. 20. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
21. So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. 22. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. 23. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.
My dear friends, there is still time for you to accept the invitation. Though thousands have come there is still room for one. There is room for you at the cross of Jesus. Will you except the invitation and join us for an “Unforgettable Super Supper” on this Super Sunday?
Rev. 3: 20. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Jesus is waiting with stretched arms to greet you into the kingdom of God. His hands are far reaching and ready to give you the “Right hand of fellowship.”
Once you have accepted Christ into your life you can get a taste of the “Unforgettable Supper” by having communion and receiving the Sacrament instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ when He said, “Do in Remembrance of Me.”
16. For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. 17. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
19. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
20. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
Preached by: Rev. Sylvester Williams, Jr.
I.C.U., Ministries, Inc.,
February 1, 2009