The Lord's Supper
The Lord's Supper reflects the whole gospel. It reminds you how you got where you are. You were stubborn as a Missouri mule. You lived for yourself. You rebelled against or ignored your heavenly Father. By all rights, He should’ve written you off. However, He didn’t want you to reap the fruit of your foolishness. His love for you remained unfailing (John 3:16). He provided a way of escape (Romans 5:8).
The bread and cup explain how God could legally forgive you. He gives only good and perfect gifts (James 1:17). His best gift released you from sin’s penalty and power. But it cost Him dearly—His Son’s death instead of yours. The bread and cup symbolize God’s commitment to you. The breaking of the bread represents the bruising, crushing, and wounding of Jesus for your sins (Isaiah 53:5). The cup reminds you that God justly forgave your sins through the shedding of Jesus’ blood as your substitute (Hebrews 9:22).
God provides in Jesus all the resources you need to overcome the downward pull of the world, flesh, and devil. He’s the power and wisdom of God (1 Corinthians 1:24). He’s the bread of life (John 6:35). He gives life and is your life (Galatians 2:20). He’s the bread from heaven that provides spiritual strength to do the Father’s will.
The Lord’s Supper reminds you that when Christ died on the cross, so did you (Galatians 2:20). God’s purpose was that you may live a new life and no longer be a slave to sin (Romans 6:4–6).
The Lord’s Supper is an opportunity to thank God. When Jesus instituted the Supper, He gave thanks for the bread and cup (Matthew 26:26–27). Meditating on what Jesus has delivered you from stirs flickering coals of gratitude into flame. Jesus is still setting you free from all that keeps you from being like Him. He’s given you a purpose and a hope! Give thanks!
Eating one loaf with other believers demonstrates that you’re one body (1 Corinthians 10:16–17). You’re united with Christ and with other Christians. Your relationships with them should reflect oneness. Live interdependently. You’re all part of Jesus’ team! #freechristiandiscipleshipresources #freeevangelismresources
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