Passages concerning the Lord’s Supper:

  • Matthew 26:26-29
  • Mark 14:22-25
  • Luke 22:19-20
  • I Corinthians 10:16; 11:23-29
  • Acts 20:7

The Lord’s Supper means to the Christian:

  • That he is having fellowship with Jesus’ body and blood.

  • It proclaims:

    • … that Jesus was alive.

    • … that Jesus died.

    • … His coming.

    • … that we are in the kingdom now.

      • Note: Pre-millenialists can’t take the Lord’s Supper and be consistent with their beliefs.
    • … that we are under the New Covenant.

    • … our faith and love for Him.

  • It is a memorial of His death and promise to come again.

    • Jeremiah 2:32

    • We take the supper on the first day of the week to remember Him all week long.

  • An anticipation

    • I Corinthians 11:26

How should we partake?

  • Acts 20:7 – Regularly.

The prayer of thanks

  • The prayer should include thanks for the bread and fruit of the vine.
  • There is no need for the prayer to be long. It is best to keep the focus of the prayer on the supper itself.
  • At a cemetery, a tombstone is a memorial, not really a representation of a person.
  • The bread and fruit of the vine are more properly understood as memorials, not as representations of the body and blood of Jesus.


  • What about going on a trip and missing the supper?
  • Consider carefully because we will have to answer for the Lord for our decisions!

The Lord’s Supper looks:

  • Upward
  • Forward