The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper (Mt 26:26-29, Lk 22:19,20)


Preparation (1Co 10:21, 1Co 11:27-30)

Footwashing service (Jn 13:3-15)

His Body

His sacrificial flesh offers eternal life. (Jn 6:32-35,48-54,63)

His torn flesh brings us into the presence of God. (Heb 10:19,20)

His Blood

His sacrificial blood offers forgiveness of sins. (Heb 9:22, 1Jn 1:7)

His righteous blood gives life to His body, the church. (1Co 12:27)

His blood gives life to the new covenant. (Lk 22:20, Heb 12:24)

The New Passover

The Lord's supper is the new Passover. (Mt 26:18,19,26-28 compare Ex 12:5-14, 1Co 5:7, Col 2:14 (ordinances = ceremonial law))

Open to Baptized Believers

The Lord's Supper is open to baptized believers.

Baptism is a personal identification with Christ's death (and resurrection). (Ro 6:3,4)

The Lord's supper is a communal remembrance of Christ's death. (1Co 11:26)

If one has not personally confirmed the significance of Christ's death through baptism, it would be contradictory to join in its communal remembrance.

In Remembrance of Jesus

In remembrance of Jesus (Lk 22:19, 1Co 11:24,25)

Note that the weekly Sabbath is also a time to remember Jesus. (Ex 20:8-11 compare Col 1:12-16, Mt 11:28)

Until He comes (Mt 26:29, 1Co 11:26)