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 The Lord’s Supper Is All About Jesus Christ and His Work on the Cross


The Lord’s Supper is clearly a New Testament practice that the early disciples kept, as its significance is tied into the end of the age. The Scripture says that as we remember the Lord we are proclaiming His death until He comes back.

This death is important because by the death of Christ, He took upon Himself our sins and absolved the wrath of God on our behalf.

What a glorious Good News to celebrate that this is a finished work and we do not have to suffer the wrath of God for our sins if we are in Jesus Christ and walking in a life of true discipleship with Him.

The Lord’s Supper is not just a symbol but a very important reminder of the holy act of God shedding His blood for the sins of men. If we partake of this supper in an unworthy way and are not having a reverential fear of the Lord in our daily lives then we can incur God’s discipline on the Church and ourselves.

Thus taking the Lord’s Supper is part of realizing that Jesus Christ is Head of His Church and that He corrects and shepherds His own.

All true believers are invited to participate in the Lord’s Supper. “But let no one eat or drink of your Eucharist [Lord’s Supper], unless they have been baptized into the Name of the Lord; for concerning this also the Lord has said, ‘Give not that which is holy to the dogs.’”

In 1 Corinthians we are reminded to examine ourselves: “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the Body and Blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the Body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we were more discerning with regard to ourselves, we would not come under such judgment.”

The Lord wants us to examine ourselves and confess any sins in our lives before participating in the Lord’s Supper. “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”

Confession also includes repentance and turning away from such sins in the future. If you are weeping over your sins you may want to abstain from participating in the Lord’s Supper. However, the Lord loves you and wants you to partake of the Lord’s Supper provided you have confessed and have asked for cleansing.

from: http://gospelfellowships.net/principles-book/


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