The Lord’s Supper / What is it? / Why should I partake of it?

 

The Lord’s Supper, also referred to as Communion, is a practice that we Christians participate in once a month on the first Sunday of the month.  This practice is performed to bring us in remembrance of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His self-sacrifice of dying on the cross for the sins of the world.

 

The Lord’s Supper is performed by serving bread (or crackers), and wine (or grape juice) to the members of the church body.  The bread symbolizes Jesus’ bruised and broken body, and the wine symbolizes His shed blood. (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)

 

This practice is an extension of the Passover meal performed by the Israelites.  The Passover meal was an annual meal that they ate together in remembrance of God sparing the lives of His children who trusted Him, and who were obedient to mark their doorposts with the blood of a sacrificial Lamb.  By way of their trust and obedience to God, those who had the mark of the blood; their lives were spared by the death angel, and they were delivered from bondage.  The Lord’s Supper was actually instituted during a Passover meal with Jesus and His Disciples, during which time Jesus gave instruction that this practice was to be performed in remembrance of Him, until He comes back to receive His church.  (1 Corinthians 13)

 

So if you have accepted Jesus as the Lord of your life, and believe that He is the Son of God, died for your sins, and rose from the grave after three days; you should participate in this fellowship with the church.

 

The time of the Lord’s Supper is a very important time of reflection upon the Lord Himself, and the act of salvation that He carried out for you. During this time there should be no unnecessary talking, or walking in the church.  If you have not recognized Jesus as the Lord of your life or are not able to understand the importance of this practice, then you should not take of the Lord’s Supper.  To do so could lead to sickness or worst. (1 Corinthians 11:22-32)

 

Scriptures to read: 1 Corinthians 11:17-33; Luke 22:14-20; Exodus 12 and 13