Communion – Sign of the New Covenant

  Daily God Walk Thursday, September 15, 2011

 Wile they were eating Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. – Matthew 24:25-28

 There are many opinions concerning receiving the last supper. Some traditions teach that when the bread and the drink enter the mouth of the recipient it becomes the actual blood and body of Christ. Some traditions believe it is necessary to receive the communion to be saved. There are some whose tradition is that the communion is spiritually observed and not physically taken at all. The most common protestant position is that receiving the communion memorializes the sacrifice of the body and blood of Christ for the salvation of all who will come to believe in him.

Whatever our position on any of the traditions of celebrating the Last Supper, we all agree that at this event Christ was making the statement that his broken body and shed blood are elements of the new covenant God is making with mankind. That is the covenant of salvation by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ of God.

In Luke’s rendering of this event he tells us that Jesus took the bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19). Jesus was giving the church a reference point to remember the purpose of his suffering and death on the cross.

It is because of the price paid by our Lord that the new covenant was established and the door to heaven is opened to all who will enter in. That is what we should be remembering when we partake of the communion.

However you commemorate the Last Supper do it in memory of the one who paid the ultimate price to give you, me and the world an opportunity to have eternal life.

 Prayer: Father God, I thank you for the gift of salvation receive through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of the Christ.

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