For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.
—1 Corinthians 11:26-29
by: Katie Brown.
Christians are invited to take part in the Lord’s Supper and to approach this remembrance of Jesus’ sacrifice with respect and humility. This time of sharing in the Lord’s Supper is an opportunity to renew our commitment to our God and our Christian walk. The death and resurrection of Christ has given us the gracious gift of forgiveness. Not only forgiveness, but God also invites us to draw closer to Him in a father-child relationship. The mercy and loving kindness that the Lord provides us should cause us to feel awe and gratitude as we remember this sacrifice and take part in the Lord’s Supper.