The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper

 

The Lord’s Supper is also celebrated according to the Scripture. One bread without leaven is being prepared according to the number of those participating. During the prayer the bread is being blessed, then broken and shared with all. The cup contains red wine and is also blessed under prayer and all participate therein. It is for a remembrance of the suffering and death of our Lord and Redeemer Who became the sacrifice, shedding His holy Blood to pay the price for His Own, which make up the Church, His Body. »And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke 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.« (Mt. 26:26-28).

By the commission of the Lord the Apostle Paul also left to us the deeper instructions about the Lord’s Supper, stating, »The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the Body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread.« (1 Cor. 10:16-17).

He continues to give some more information about this important subject: »For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus, the same night in which he was betrayed, took bread; And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, Take, eat; this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood: this do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.« (1 Cor. 11:23-26).

Nothing is being said that wine and bread are being changed into the literal blood and body of Christ that is to say, into the living Christ who then should be eaten. Such thought is expressed in no place in the Holy Scripture.

All Bible believers may participate in the Lord’s Supper as they believe in Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour and have received the salvation of God by grace.