#44 – Celebrating the Lord’s Supper
What bread? What wine? When?
The night before that the Lord Jesus was crucified, He called his disciples together and instituted The Lord’s Supper, a simple symbolic meal that would remind them and future generations of Himself – and the centrality of His sacrificial death. The first Christian communities gave the celebration of the Lord’s Supper the same level of importance as teaching, fellowship and prayer – they “persevered” in these things (Acts 2:42). How should we Christians celebrate the Lord’s Supper today? What does the Bible teach? To what extent are the Biblical examples normative? Does the way we celebrate it really matter?