1 Corinthians 11:24b, 28, 26 NIV 2011
“This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes again.
Paul, having met Jesus Christ on the road to Damascus, was given great insight into the purpose of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. He gave that specific information to each church during his missionary journeys. Factions and spiritual immaturity within the church at Corinth needed correction regarding the Lord’s Supper. It was not part of a list they checked off. It was a time to reflect on all Christ did for sinners because everyone was a sinner in need of a Savior. The Lord’s Supper is a time to remember, reexamine and re-commit to Christ.
I love Communion Sunday. We are invited to the table just as we are when we accept Christ’s invitation to come. Meals are a time of sharing and caring for each other as we describe what’s going on in our lives. Growing up meals were always a time we laughed and talked about our day. Date night when our girls were younger gave my husband and I the opportunity to re-connect. The Lord’s Supper offers believers to come together to remember, reexamine and re-commit to Christ.
What reminders help us re-commit to Jesus?
Daily committed to Christ together,