Today I want to break from tradition by letting the Lord’s Supper speak for itself and by giving us extra time to reflect on what the Holy Spirit might be saying to you through the supper. So I’m going to read the word’s of institution, I’ll clarify who can partake, and then we will receive it. But when myself and the servers are in the back of the room, we’re going to pause for about 60 seconds to really let you spend time reflecting and praying. So first, the words Paul’s gave us for taking the Lord’s supper.
1 Corinthians 11:23-24 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” (ESV)
1 Corinthians 11:25-26 In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (ESV)
If you are repenting of your sins and believing in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior then please eat the bread and drink the cup. But if you aren’t repenting or don’t believe this yet, please let the elements pass you by. Please take the time to reflect on whatever the Holy Spirit needs to say to you through the supper tonight. Let me pray.
Pastor Jonathan Romig wrote this reflection on the Lord’s Supper.