The Lord’s Supper
“For I have received of the Lord that which also
I delivered unto you … ” (1 Corinthians 11:23).
If you read the rest of verse 23 along with verses 24-26, you will see that the Lord Jesus gave Paul a special revelation concerning the Lord’s Supper, thus stressing its importance. Hence, there must be a right purpose, manner and place to observe it. The purpose is a loving memorial of our Savior who died, but is alive again. The manner is a simple loaf and cup. The loaf represents His body given and the cup represents His shed blood. The place is in accordance with the words of the Lord Himself, when He said: “For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20).So today, as we meet in His name and consider the bread and the wine, may our hearts be filled with Him alone.
There is still the privilege of eating the Lord’s supper at the Lord’s table, and this He has asked us to do until He returns to take us home to the Father’s House. (Notice the last part of verse 26).