For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when 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 also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
—1 Corinthians 11:23-26
by: Dorothy Noel.
The Passover was instituted to memorialize the Israelites’ escape from slavery to freedom. It also foretold the coming of Jesus as the final “Passover lamb” to offer complete freedom from sin. When Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper, He intended that it would be celebrated in memory of His crucifixion and the fact that His death and resurrection bring us complete freedom from sin. But just as the Passover also looks forward, so does the Lord’s Supper. As verse 26 says, we are to practice this rite, “until He comes.” While we remember Christ’s sacrifice for our freedom from sin, we also look forward to His second coming, bringing freedom from this world.'