Yet another post on our observance of the Lord’s Supper. Why? It’s a means of grace that God’s people should be benefiting from each time it is celebrated (whatever we choose to call it – Eucharist, Holy Communion, etc).
Question: when you eat that bread and drink that cup, are you by faith truly sharing in the body and blood of Christ, spiritually, though not physically? To clarify, are you being nourished by Christ and all his benefits?
Or has the Lord’s Table lost its meaning for you? This really doesn’t have to be the case. Consider how the Apostle Paul wrote two chapters to correct abuses surrounding the Lord’s Table.
It’s simply too important!
It’s meant as a re-presentation of the story of redemption, and how whenever we eat the bread and drink the cup, we’ve come to share in that story.
Further, whenever we come to the Lord’s Table, we should be sharing in the body and blood of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16). We should be feasting and feeding on the spiritual presence of Christ by faith (cf. 1 Corinthians 10:3-4). It’s intended as nourishment for the journey of God’s people (2 Corinthians 10:4; 1 Corinthians 11:26).
So I’m simply encouraging you as a fellow pilgrim, to revisit this sacred meal–as a means of grace, where we commune with our risen and glorified Savior.
If your church has devalued this sacred meal as something we do after the main event, then you need to engage your pastor on the matter.