“Take, eat: this is My body ... Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” (Matthew 26:26-28).
Who should participate in the Lord's Supper?
Anyone who has trusted Jesus Christ as Savior.
When should I take the Lord's Supper?
Whenever my church offers it. “For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup ...” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Why should I take the Lord's Supper?
1. Jesus commanded it. “Do this ...” (1 Corinthians 11:24).
2. To remember He died on the Cross to pay for our sin. “... in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:24).
3. To look forward to His return. “... you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
4. To share a special time with fellow believers.
What is the meaning of the Lord's Supper?
1. The bread reminds us of Jesus’ body. “... the Lord Jesus ... took bread ... and said, ‘This is My body which is broken for you’” (1 Corinthians 11:23-24).
2. The juice reminds us of Jesus’ blood. “... He took the cup ... saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood ...’” (1 Corinthians 11:25).
How should I take the Lord's Supper?
Take the Lord’s Supper reverently and with no unconfessed sin in your life. “Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (1 Corinthians 11:27-28).