March 26, 2022 – Ron Green
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26). For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.
The Apostle Pual explains the meaning of what Jesus is teaching the disciples about breaking of the bread and drinking of the cup. Jesus and His disciples are eating the traditional Passover meal. Jesus takes a loaf of bread and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:24 NLT
In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.” 1 Corinthians 11:25 NLT
Paul tells us that there’s another purpose for observing this sacrament, also known as communion. It’s a proclamation that Jesus Christ died for the sins of all who trust in Him. Built into that proclamation is the promise that Jesus Christ will one day return. In that way, the Lord’s Supper involves both looking back to the cross and looking forward to Christ’s return to earth. This creates a unique sense in which the gospel imbues meaning into every moment of history. The past—looking back to Christ, the present—partaking in communion, and the future—the imminent return of Jesus are all relevant to the Christian worldview.
⁃ Chaplain Ron