The Lord’s Supper


“And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’ And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it.” (Mark 14:22-23)


 

It’s Thursday evening and Jesus is with his disciples in the large upper room (Mark 14:15). “And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, ‘Take; this is my body.’ And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it” (Mark 14:22-23).

 

The Lord’s Supper is one of the most important observances in the New Testament. It is symbolic of the New Covenant between God and man, and is done in remembrance of the Lord Jesus Christ, and what he’s done on our behalf.

 

The Lord’s Supper is reserved for Christians only. They partake of it in remembrance of Jesus Christ. All believers should partake of it in order to “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26). Jesus will return for his church, and in the waiting, the Bible commands us to remember Jesus Christ by partaking of the Lord’s Supper.

 

REFLECTIONS:
  • Read and meditate of 1 Corinthians 11:17-34.