Take the Lord’s Supper

Luke 22:17-20

And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks He said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And He took bread, and when He had given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise, the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.”

Brief Overview

Jesus commands us to regularly take the Lord’s Supper as a symbol, reminding us of the new promise that comes from His death.

Key Points

  • We take The Lord’s Supper together as a tangible reminder of what He has done.
  • This is a time of remembrance and celebration.
  • We are not to take The Lord’s Supper in an “unworthy manner.”

Common Questions

In 1 Corinthians 11:27-32, Paul says “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord.” This does not mean the Lord’s supper is only for sinless people. We all fall into sin and need to constantly repent of it.

This scripture is warning against the sinner who knowingly and willfully continues to sin without repenting. This warning is an invitation to examine yourself. If we are unwilling to renounce our sin and pledge to make war against it, we would be unworthy to take Lord’s supper. However, if you are willing to repent of your sins and trust in Christ, take the Lord’s supper and rejoice afresh in what He has done for you on the cross, reconciling you to God and purchasing your adoption into God’s family.