"The Lord's Supper"

March 30, 2023 | By Chuck

  The Lord’s Supper is viewed differently by various religious groups. Some partake of it once a month and others do so quarterly, and we partake of communion every Sunday. Over the years I’ve heard others say that partaking of communion every Sunday causes it to lose its meaning and importance. We certainly don’t want that to happen. The Lord’s Supper is far too important to our worship to ever lose its meaning or simply become that thing we do before the sermon. The Lord’s Supper is a time of communing vertically with our Lord and horizontally with our brothers and sisters in Christ, so it is a significant part of our worship.

            The Lord’s Supper is so important that every year on the Sunday before Easter we have a communion service. This communion service reminds us why the Lord’s Supper is so important and why we partake of it. One of the things I love most about the communion service is that it focuses so much on Jesus. How could it not, right? After all, the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus and has everything to do with His sacrifice of Himself for us. We devote time each week to communion and an entire service to it each year because the Lord’s Supper is a memorial feast that reminds us of the cross. The Lord’s Supper reminds us of the brutality of the cross, but also how it’s redemptive in nature.

            May we never forget the great significance and meaning of the Lord’s Supper. I pray this communion service will make the Lord’s Supper more powerful and meaningful for us all each week. “For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’ In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” (I Corinthians 11:23-26)