This week is week 26 of Called and Created’s Bible Reading and Memorization Plan. This week’s reading is 1 Corinthians 7-11. These chapters further continue one of Paul’s epistles to the church at Corinth.
In 1 Corinthians 11, Paul speaks of the Lord’s Supper, better known as communion. Verses 23-26 state that on the night Jesus was betrayed, He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, declaring it as His body, which is for us. Also, that he took the cup, declaring it the new covenant in His blood.
In communion, the bread represents the body of Jesus, which was broken for us. The cup represents the blood He shed for us, that we might be forgiven.
When we take communion, we are to do so in remembrance of Him
(1 Corinthians 11:24-25). The bread, which symbolizes His body, and the cup, which symbolizes His blood, remind us of what He has done for us. John 6:53 says that unless we eat His flesh and drink His blood, we have no life in us. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper helps us to visualize Christ’s finished work, which secured for us life, healing, and forgiveness.
When we take communion, let’s take time to focus our attention on Christ, and all that He’s done for us. Let’s remember how His body was broken, and His blood was shed for us, and receive with thanks all that He died to give us!