LORD'S SUPPER - BREAD & WINE



bread

Lord's Supper Introduction

wine





Just what is the Lord's Supper?



Some take the symbols of Christ's death every week, some monthly and some
at Passover season each year.


Is all this reflection upon his death what Christ intended?


    If not how should we view verses such as this?


    1 Cor  11:26  For as often as you eat this bread and drink this
                  cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.



Did Christ really intend to establish a new ritual?


    Luke   22:19  And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and
                  gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which
                  is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me".



Does the following text mean one can become physically sick or even die
from improperly partaking of the Lord's Supper?


    1 Cor  11:29  For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner
                  eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning
                  the Lord's body.
             :30  For this reason many are weak and sick among you,
                  and many sleep.



Bread and wine are of course symbols, representing the flesh (ie body) and
blood of Christ, but are not the flesh and blood also symbols?


    John    6:55  For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is
                  drink indeed.

             :54  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has
                  eternal life, and I will raise him up at the
                  last day.



Is merely eating some bread and drinking some wine, while considering the
sacrifice of Jesus Christ, all that is being asked of Christians?



Is there a much greater depth of meaning beneath the surface teaching of
these verses?







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