January 22

Day 22 - Do This In Remembrance Of Jesus 

Read: Luke 22:14-20

In the same way he also took the cup after supper and said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
Luke 22:20

Have you ever wondered why we do an ordinance at church called the Lord’s Supper or Communion? I remember as a teenager doing the Lord’s Supper at church and not really understanding what it was all about. I thought the remembrance was just a nice gesture the church was making once a month to give you a light snack before the after-church buffet. However, I did not realize the significance of the Lord’s Supper and the dangers of partaking of it with the wrong attitude.

The breaking of the bread is a symbol of Christ’s body being broken and bruised when He took our place on the Cross (see Luke 22:19). The drinking of the cup is a symbol of Christ’s blood that was shed to wash away our sins and transgressions (see Luke 22:20). It also establishes a new covenant with the assurance of forgiveness and the gift of the Holy Spirit (see Jeremiah 31:31–34).

The believer is to observe the remembrance of the Lord’s Supper until Christ returns (see 1 Corinthians 11:26). We also need to realize that believers are held under strict accountability in the way they partake of it. The Lord’s Supper is a great time to reconcile any broken relationships with brothers and sisters in Christ. It’s also a call to sincerely repent of secret sin prior to partaking in the ordinance. Lastly, it’s only for those who have trusted in Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

PRAY: Take a few moments to reflect on Jesus’ body being broken for you and His blood being shed for you. Then, thank Him for the act of perfect love. May we never forget.

ACT: Take the time to read 1 Corinthians 11:26–32. Jot down some things that stand out to you. The next time you partake in the Lord’s Supper, do it with clean hands and a pure heart. This is yet another important form of worshiping Jesus that your one is missing. Pray that they would know Jesus, so they can participate in this very important ordinance.
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