Take Eat, Take Drink: Reflections on the Lord’s Supper

communionreflectionversesWhen I administered the Lord’s Supper (Eucharist) today, I began with the words of institution from 1 Corinthians 11:23ff.

I went on to fence (a practice some might disagree with) the Lord’s Table by encouraging only those who have made a credible profession of faith, or the Supper would mean nothing to the partaker, or worse, he or she may be eating and drinking the Lord’s judgment on themselves (vv. 27-32).

It was done by intinction (the act of dipping the bread in the wine so that a communicant receives both together).

Next, I told each communicant to wait until each has gotten back to their seats with the bread that has been dipped and then, by faith, we would eat and drink together, symbolizing our oneness and solidarity as Christ followers (1 Cor. 10:17).

“By faith, feed on the body and blood of Christ and receive Christ and all his benefits.”

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