1999-03-24 - The Lord's Supper
Originally Published 1998-03-20
Hi everyone. Because Easter is approaching, I felt this devotional about the Lord's Supper would be a poignant reminder of His sacrifice for us.
1 Corinthians 11:24-27(NKJV) And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes. Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
Christmas Eve I was out of town and took my two oldest children to a Church for a Christmas Eve service. Toward the end of the service Communion or the Lord's Supper was served. As the Church's Elders were administering the sacrament, some disturbing events took place. The most disturbing was when a male Elder, who was back to back with a female Elder as they were passing the bread, leaned back and patted her on the rear. They both were giggling and carrying on. This really took away from me the meaning of the Lord's Supper that night and was a horrible example for my kids.
Let's look at seven points to remember about the Lord's Supper.
My prayer for you is that the Lord's Supper will take on a new meaning for you. The next time you participate in Communion, hold the bread in your hand and think about what Christ has done for you. Pray fervently for the forgiveness of your sins and become worthy to partake in the sacrament in a worthy manner.
1 John 1:9 (NKJV) If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
It is HIS faithfulness that saved us, not ours.