Thursday, April 05, 2007

Ten things on the Lord's Supper

The next few "Ten things" will focus on the events of Easter weekend.

1. The Lord's Supper was instituted on "Maundy Thursday", the night of Jesus' betrayal.
2. The Lord's Supper replaced the Jewish Passover meal.
3. The bread and wine symbolise Jesus' body and blood.
4. The Lord's Supper is a reminder of of our Saviour's suffering and death for our sins.
5. Christ is present at the table in and through his Spirit.
6. We have communion with the risen Christ and his people at the table.
7. We are spiritually nourished as we feed on the body and blood of Christ by faith.
8. The Lord's Supper is a proclamation of Christ's death.
9. We should examine ourselves at Lord's Table and partake with faith, repentance and obedience.
10. The Lord's Supper will be observed by the body of Christ until he comes, in anticipation of the marriage supper of the Lamb.

2 comments:

Isaac said...

Did you hear/read the pope's holy thursday Mass of the Lord's Supper homily? He comments on a hypothesis that Jesus was following the essene calendar and celebrating a lambless passover on the day before the popular day of the passover meal. It seems his purpose is to preserve the 4th gospel's account while having the supper a passover meal. Pretty interesting. http://www.zenit.org/english/visualizza.phtml?sid=105819

Exiled Preacher said...

I didn't catch that, Isaac. But I'm aware that there is some debate over the day on which the Lord's Supper was instituted. I'll have a glance to the site you suggested.