The Lord's Supper and What It Should Mean To You!
So many times as Christians I think that we take the Lord Supper for granted. As Christians and as each Sunday passes I feel as if we take this opportunity to lightly. This was something that Jesus instituted as found in the gospels (Luke 22:15). It was during this time that Jesus explained the meaning and the significance to his disciples. (In Luke 22:17-20 “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took the bread, and gave thanks, and break it, and gave unto them saying, this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the New Testament in my blood, which is shed for you.) So as you can see that this is just not another part of our worship. It’s because of the great sacrifice our Lord made for us that we partake of this memorial feast. 1 Corinthians 11:26 tells that as often as we partake we proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Furthermore we are to do this upon the first day of the week as told to us in (Acts 20:7) And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.)
Now for the real meaning of this lesson is how we should conduct ourselves during the Lord Supper. We should be reverent and humble. (Philippians 2:8)And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. (28) But let a man examine himself, and let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. (29) For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning (not showing good judgment) the Lord's body. Although this act of worship seems so simple it’s the deepest and sacred act in which Christians can engage. We are to look backward to the cross and remember his death, burial & resurrection. Look inward and examine our own heart and faith. Look outward to those you are sharing this time with (God, Christ & fellow Christians) and looking forward to Christ return.
Are you thinking on Christ or some activity after assembly?
Is there unrepented sin in your life?
Have you obeyed Christ through baptism to become a Christian?
Are you ready to accept his gift? If so, then follow God’s Plan of Salvation by HearingGod’s word (Romans 10:17), Believing that Jesus Christ is the Son of God (Mark 16:16), Repenting of sins (Acts 2:38), Confessing your belief among men (Romans 10:10), being Baptized (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21) and Remaining Faithful until death. (Revelation 2:10). Accept the Lord's invitation as found in Revelations 22:17 “And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that athirst come. And whosoever will let him take the water of life freely.” Come today before its everlasting too late.