The Lord’s Supper

Most of us are very familiar with the Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-30). In the observance of it, we remember the Lord and His death for it is His death that is symbolized in the elements of which we partake. The bread represents His body in which He bore our sins on the cross, and the juice represents His blood which He shed there for the remission of our sins. Paul wrote, “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26).
There are two other significant truths about the Lord’s Supper. Jesus instituted it while He and His disciples were eating the Passover meal (vs.26). There is a connection between the lambs sacrificed at Israel’s deliverance from Egypt, and the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, Who was sacrificed for our deliverance from sin. We read in 1Corinthians 5:7, “For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.” The second significant truth is that Christ’s blood shed on the cross was the blood of the New Covenant (Jeremiah 31:31-34). Among the blessings of the New Covenant are the forgiveness of sins, and God’s promise to remember them no more!