“Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you broadcast the death of the Lord until he comes.” I Corinthians 11:26 (CEB)
What is The Lord’s Supper?
The Lord’s Supper (also known as Communion) is the recognition of the death of the Lord, Jesus the Christ and is done in remembrance of Him until He comes again. The observance of the Lord’s Supper derives from the upper room, where Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion (death on the cross). Through the power of the Holy Spirit, the living Christ is met and received in the sharing of the bread and the cup. When participating, the presence of the living Lord is affirmed and He is proclaimed to be the dominant power in our lives
“I received a tradition from the Lord, which I also handed on to you: on the night on which he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took bread. After giving thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this to remember me.” He did the same thing with the cup, after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Every time you drink it, do this to remember me.” Every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you broadcast the death of the Lord until he comes.” I Corinthians 11:23-26 (CEB)
Why Do We Take Communion?
- To obey Jesus
- To remember Jesus’ sacrifice
- To examine ourselves.
- To proclaim Jesus’ death until he comes.
- To participate in the body of Christ.
“Isn’t the cup of blessing that we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Isn’t the loaf of bread that we break a sharing in the body of Christ? Since there is one loaf of bread, we who are many are one body, because we all share the one loaf of bread.” I Corinthians 10:16-17 (CEB)