Lord’s Supper

Each Sunday, as a part of our worship to God, we eat a memorial meal called the Lord’s Supper.  On the night before Jesus was crucified, He ate the Passover meal with His apostles, as was instructed by the Old Testament and had been done by Jewish believers for centuries.  The Passover meal consisted of bread without yeast in it, and what was described as the “cup” or “fruit of the vine” which was juice pressed from grapes.  As they were eating this meal, Jesus introduced a new command to them, that they were to eat a meal intended to cause His followers to remember Him.  As He delivered this instruction, He broke the bread and gave it as a symbolic reminder of his body, and the cup as a symbolic reminder of His blood.  The next day after giving this instruction to them, He would go on to actually give up both His body and blood in the ultimate sacrifice for us, His crucifixion.  After His resurrection, we learn that the church that He began in that first century would meet and break bread on the first day of the week (Acts 20:7).  We continue that meal today, remembering Him each Sunday when we come together as a part of our worship to Him.  We eat the same supper of bread without yeast and drink the “fruit of the vine” just as they did the night before Jesus was crucified.