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The Lord's Supper

07.18.21 | by Dr. Dale Wicker

    The Lord’s Supper is one of two ordinances that we observe at Conway’s First.  The other special observance is believer’s baptism.

    The Lord’s Supper is sometimes called communion, which is a fine name since communion means to have a “common union”.  The Supper emphasizes the believer’s union with Jesus and with other believers.

    The Lord Jesus was the first person to institute communion and He did so at a Passover Dinner with His best friends, the disciples.  He told them to keep observing it.

    Other writers in the New Testament also teach us about the Lord’s Supper.  They tell us to use the event as a moment to draw near to God and sort out our life under the Lordship of Jesus.

    The Supper itself is symbolic:  The bread is symbolic of the body of Jesus which was abused by cruel men.  The juice represents the blood of Christ which was shed to purchase our redemption.

    Jesus knew that people through the ages would have a tendency to forget what matters most.  He said,  “Do this in remembrance of me.”