LORD'S SUPPER

The Lord’s Supper is a sacred feast instituted by the Lord on the very last night He was a free man. The Lord’s Supper signifies not only the life, death, and resurrection of the Lord, but also His future return, with judgment to follow. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-26, the Lord presented the unleavened bread as a representation of His life (“I am the bread of life”) and the fruit of the vine as a representation of His death (“the cup of the New Covenant”). According to the New Testament, the saints in the 1st century gathered to commune with the Lord on the first day of each week (Acts 20:7; 1 Cor. 11:25). “The church is set between the center (the cross) and the consummation (the coming again) of history. The Lord’s Supper holds the two foci together” (Ferguson, Ecclesiology, p. 254).

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