King's Business - 1942-04


T H E K I N G ’ S B U S I N E S S

April, 1942

The Supper Jesus Gave L u k e 22:7-38 MEMORY VERSE: “I will love thee, O Lord” (Psa. 18:1). APPROACH: One time when Big Brother was going to return to college, Mother had a special supper for all the family. Elsa was very fond of her brother and sat by him at the table. When they were eating, he squeezed her hand, and said,,

Spurgeon’s Sermon Notes in New Form

: Edited and condensed at the hand of David Otis Fuller, pastor of the Wealthy Street Baptist Temple of Grand Rapids, Mich., 193 sérmon out­ lines by Charles Haddpn Spurgeon, with nearly five hundred choice illus­ trations, are contained in a newly published single volume of 334 pages. The book replaces a previous four- volume full edition. When Spurgeon, the famous “prince of preachers,” of Metropolitan Taber­ nacle, London, was asked to help other ministers by the preparation of some outlines for sermons, he ac­ cepted the task humbly, realizing its pitfalls for himself and his readers. In his preface to a four-volume work, he expressed his purpose thus: “I have prepared these frameworks not to encourage indolence, but to help bewildered industry; arid I hope that I have not written so much as to enable any man to preach without thought, nor so little as to leave a weary mind without help. . . May the Holy Spirit use these outlines for the help of His busy servants. To Him shall be all the praise, and to His not eat the P a s s o v e r twenty-four hours before the rest of the Jews ate it. 2. This meal could not have been the ordinary Jewish P a s s o v e r be­ cause, as Alford points out, “when -that was eaten, none might go out of the house until morning (Ex. 12:22), Jwhereas, not only did Judas go out during the meal (John 13:30), but our Lord and the disciples went out when the meal was finished.” Here again a very clear and definite precept of the Law would have been broken, and Judas would have known it. 3. Still further, if this meal had been the real Jewish Passover, the evening on which it was eaten would have been a Sabbath of rest accord­ ing to the Mosaic Law. On the first gnd last days of the Paschal week, "no manner, of work shall be done in them” (Ex. 12:16). Yet when Judas left the table of our Lord’s last sup­ per, according to John’s Gospel, some of the disciples thought that he was being sent to buy things needed for the Passover feast (John 13:29). This fact proves three things: first, that the Passover feast was still future in the minds of the disciples; second, that some things wère still needed for that feast; and third, that the dis­ ciples saw nothing out of the* way LESSON COMMENTARY ’ [Continued frqm Page 143]

church the profit. What are we with­ out Him? What, is impossible to us when He is with us?. . . I hope and believe that these Notes will not be of much use to persons who .fail to think for themselves. For such talk­ ers I have no sort of compassion. . . . Oh, that I may help some of my brethren sp to preach as to win souls for Jesus!” In fulfilling his aim, Mr. Spurgeon has dealt with material from Genesis to Revelation, with, careful study and a spiritual, practical approach. The reader does not receive the impression of a forced straining to “make ser­ mons.” Rather, he has a sense of there being a vast reservoir of mate­ rial whose sources are being tapped with careful selection to fit the pres­ ent subject. Despite their brevity, the notes reflect the remarkable literary style and aptness of illustration for which Spurgeon’s sermons have al­ ways been noted. The book in its new form is issued by the Zondervan Publishing ' House, G r a n d Rapids, Mich., in a cloth binding, at $1.95 per copy.. in the fact that one of their num­ ber went out to buy these things that night, which would have constituted a serious violation of the Sabbatic law if this had been the first day of the Passover week. (The Jewish day began in the evening.) 4. All the Scripture testimony de­ clares that the day upon which our Lord died was the day of the "prepa­ ration" for the Passover, and not the first day of the Passover week. See John 18:28; 19:14; Matthew 27:62, and Mark 15:42. Mark, is especially care­ ful in his. record. Immediately fol­ lowing the death of Christ, Mark in­ dicates the day t hu s : “It was the preparation, that is, the day before the [Passover] sabbath.” Golden Text Illustration -L uke 22:19 Robert Stephen, a veteran mission­ ary in China, reports that in the Brit­ ish Legation, Peking, a piece of wall which, withstood the attack of the Boxer rioters is left in its war-worn condition, and bears a tablet, “Lest we forget.” So in every place where saints gather to remember the Lord in the observance of the Lord’s Supper, the emblems re-echo the words to the hearts of His own: “Lest we forget.” “This do in remembrance of me.”— From 1,000 Acts and ’ Facts, by H. Pickering.

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once to those who g . ,W|_ , — loved Him. He was 5 'D lV I S I O n going away, too. He had been a good while on earth, and He was going back to His Father. He gave a supper for His dis­ ciples. He served them with bread and the juice of the grape, and He told them the bread,represented His body broken for them and the drink stood for His blood shed for their sins. Then He said, “This do in remembrance of me” (Lk. 22:19). Because of this act on the part of Jesus, and the words which He spoke, Christians all over the world today take the bread and the grape juice in. what they call a communion service, and when they do so, they remember anew the death of the Lord Jesus. When you are older, perhaps ’ you will be taking communion and you will think back to the disciples’ last supper with Jesus, and forward tp another supper which Christ is going to give for those who go to be with Him. Would you like to be at that supper? If you will take Christ to’ be your Saviour, you will be included.

B roken B read OBJECT: A piece of paper represent­ ing a loaf of bread. (The paper should be 6%xll inches, or larger if visibility requires, and colored a light brown. Round the two upper corners slightly to represent a loaf of bread. Fold in the middle, makfiig the size inches. Fold the free ends outward to within % inch of the middle. Unfold the middle fold, leaving the two flaps coming within 14 inch of each other.


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