The Meaning of the Lord’s Supper

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What is The Lord’s Supper?
The Lord’s Supper (Communion) is a sacred and symbolic way of remembering the death of Jesus and renewing our commitment to Him.

During the Lord’s Supper, believers…
• Remember Christ’s death on their behalf
• Examine their lives in light of God’s mercy and love
• Engage in confession and recommitment
• Look forward to Christ’s return

What do the wafer and the cup mean? 
The wafer is a symbol of Jesus’ body. When you eat the wafer, it will crumble and remind you that Jesus allowed His body to be broken to pay for our sin. The cup is a visual reminder of Jesus’ blood, that was shed for us. When you see the red liquid in the cup, it reminds you that Jesus allowed His blood to be spilt to satisfy God’s justice and provide a satisfactory payment for your sins.

Who should participate in the Lord’s Supper? 
The Lord’s Supper is a “family event,” meaning it is for anyone who has already turned to Jesus for forgiveness of sin and new life. We ask that those who have not yet committed their life to Jesus abstain from participating in the Lord’s Supper until you are a follower of Christ. We ask that those who have committed their life to Jesus participate in The Lord’s Supper, but that they do so soberly and prayerfully.  (1 Corinthians 11:23-29)

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Article contributed by Sean Allen, Connections Pastor & Bret Legg, Teaching & Counseling Pastor, Warren Baptist Church