And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Matthew 26:26-30
The Lords Supper, also known as The Last Supper, Communion, or the Eucharist, is a supernatural event. Now I’m not talking about transubstantiation, I’m talking about Christ revealing his salvation by his body and blood, and the unity of the body of Christ through Communion.
Jesus said “Do This in remembrance of Me” (Luke 22:19) Christ commanded us as Born Again believers to partake in Communion, however there are many Christians who neglect to come to The Lords table, why? Many theological differences and traditions of men, sidetrack Christians in enjoying the beauty of The Lords Supper. When you have a group of believers , fellowshipping and worshiping together with Christ at the center, it’s a beautiful thing for the Body of Christ
Notice Jesus says “ I eagerly desire to eat this Passover with you before my suffering” This was not only a Passover meal this was THE Passover meal. Christ is The Passover Lamb (1 Corinthians 5:7) And Christ has fulfilled The Passover at this meal, as Jesus said of the cup “My Blood of The New Covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (v28)
The bread, symbolic of the body of Christ, broken on the cross to pay the penalty of our sins. Remember the sacrifice Christ made for your soul, everytime you come to The Lords Table to partake in Communion. The cup is symbolic of Christ’s blood which was shed to wash us clean from our sins. This is the foundation of your faith, this is why Communion should be central to your worship.
The Apostle Paul said “Each one of us must examine ourselves before you eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:28) Communion is not only a good time to fellowship with our brothers and sisters in Christ, but it’s a time to examine ourselves spiritually and repent of our sins. Don’t partake in Communion until you examine yourself, as Paul warns “whoever partakes in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of Christ” (1 Cor. 11:27)
Jesus said “Do This In Remembrance of Me” Don’t neglect coming to The Lords table, examine yourself daily, give Thanks to God for the salvation through Christ our Lord Amen!