We rely on our Lord and His sacrifice for our salvation.

Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper so that we will remember the great sacrifice that He had made for us.

In Luke 22:19, Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.” Partaking the Lord’s Supper will help us remember the Lord so that we will not forget what He did to save us.

The death of our Lord Jesus was in God’s eternal plan of redemption for mankind. Christ came to this earth and take the punishment for our sins upon Himself by dying for us so God can now be just in saving us.

God foretells the death of His Son in many scriptures in the Old Testament, one of these is found in Isaiah 53:5-6, “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all..”

In 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 we read, “The Lord Jesus on 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. In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” How great a suffering that our Lord sacrifice for us. Each time, when we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we are proclaiming our faith in this great and wonderful deed of the Lord to the world.

When we partake the bread, we picture our Lord’s body hanging on the cross, suffering in anguish and pain, taking our punishment upon Himself. As we drink of the cup, we envision His precious blood which was poured out for us to cleanse us from all our sins. What a great love God and Christ have showered upon us!

1 Peter 2:24, “Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness, by whose stripes you were healed.”

Jesus came down from Heaven to this earth for thirty-three years, just to die for us. The humiliation, the mocking trials that He went through, the crown of thorns putting on His head and the 39 stripes of scourging that left His whole body bleeding. What a loving and wonderful God we have, He loves us so much !

We remember as our Lord was hung on the cross, how the people mocked, shamed, spit on Him, and made fun of Him. They did not know that He was dying for their sins and the sins of all mankind!

Before coming to the Lord’s table, We must first examine ourselves so that we can have the right attitude to partake of this Holy Communion.

1 Corinthians 11:27-29 tells us “Therefore whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.” We must cast out all other thoughts from our mind and focus our minds only on the sacrifice our Lord had made for us.

Also pray with: