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.
… 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.
We take the supper on the first day of the week to remember Him all week long.
- 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: