Friday, July 31, 2020

1 Corinthians 11:23-25 NIV 2011

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

Paul gave Roman believers guidance regarding the Lord’s Supper. He echoed Jesus’ words found in Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25 and Luke 22:17-20. Jesus continually reminded the disciples why He came. This was His last supper with them. This solemn act of sharing a meal is a consistent reminder of Jesus’ sacrifice for all sinners. Communion with the Father occurs only through faith in His Son, Jesus.

I’ve experienced many last meals with friends and family now home with the Lord. I recall picking up an uncle and driving off together to a small waterfront restaurant not far away. He ordered shrimp cocktail for the two of us. I remember it as the last meal I shared of wonderful fellowship while exchanging stories of long ago. It was sweet because he led me to Christ. His heart for the Lord influenced my life and is the reason I receive sweet communion daily with the Father.

How will we share sweet communion this Sunday?

Communing with Him,

S

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