The Lord's Supper



The term the Lord’s Supper is found in 1 Corinthians 11:20. It is the ordinance of the New Testament Church and was instituted by Jesus himself in Matthew 26:26-28.  It is not a regular meal, as Paul admonished the brethren in 1 Corinthians 11:20-22. He goes on to describe what the Lord gave him to deliver to the Church in vs. 23-26 of the same chapter. He specifies its purpose ‘this do in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.’ It is a memorial service for the express purpose of reminding us of the great price that was paid for the remission of our sins. It is also a type of our fellowship of his sufferings. [Philippians 3:10]

Those who are not redeemed by the blood of the Lamb are not worthy of partaking of the Lord’s body. [1 Corinthians 11:27-29] We are to continue to honor this ordinance ‘till he comes.’