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1 Corinthians 11

Chapter 11 – Remembering the Lord

“And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.” (1 Corinthians 11:24-25)

Some of the last words of the Lord Jesus was “do this in remembrance of me.” Jesus took a simple loaf and a cup of wine and broke bread with His disciples. This event was to be a memorial unto God’s people. This remembrance feast was first established in the book of Exodus for the Hebrew people, “And this day will be a memorial for you, and you should keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; keep it a feast by ordinance forever.”

The Hebrews were to celebrate a week called the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It was a time where the Passover lamb was to be sacrificed. (Passover is a time each year that the Hebrews remember what God did for them during their time as slaves in Egypt.) There was no doubt the outside world would be able to look upon this ritual learn that God is righteous and that His people were to be a sanctified people, holy unto the Lord.

On the first day of the week, the saints are instructed to remember the Lord. The simple signs of both the bread and the cup speak volumes to God’s people. The bread is the body and the cup is a picture of Christ’s blood.

 

CHALLENGE

Christian, have you been dining with the Lord at His table? I’m not asking if you go to church, I’m asking if you’re breaking bread with Him? After all, if we are His, then we should honor His request “remember the Lord’s death till He comes.” May we remember Jesus for all He has done for each of us. Remember Him, a little bread and a cup, for His sake.

RPF