The Lord's Supper

  The Lord's Supper  

The Lord's Supper or Christian Passover initiates the beginning of God's annual Holy Day cycle.  (Leviticus 23:5). Passover is a reminder of how God spared His people from death in Egypt and rescued His people from slavery. To free the Israelites from bondage God performed miracles and eventually took the lives of all the firstborn Egyptian males (Exodus 12:7, 26-29) but passed over the Israelites’ homes that had the blood of a sacrificed lamb on their door frames.

                                                               

The New Testament makes clear that Christ is the true Passover Lamb that frees us from the bondage of sin and delivers us from death (1 Corinthians 5:7). In observing His last Passover Supper with His disciples, Jesus explained that the symbols of bread and wine represent His body and blood, offered by Him for the forgiveness (or passing over) of our sins and the death penalty our sins have earned for us (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24).


The Passover service is a memorial of the suffering and death of Jesus Christ in remembrance of the night he was betrayed. This is when baptized members of God’s church renew their covenant to come under the blood of Jesus Christ, the perfect Passover Lamb, for the forgiveness of our sins. We approach this period of the year with deep spiritual introspection. Christ leaves a clear example of how the New Covenant Passover is to be observed. We commemorate the Passover on the 14th day of the first month of the sacred year with a service based on the instructions of 1 Corinthians 11:23-28.

This solemn service opens with prayer and an explanation of its purpose followed by an act of humility and service as commanded by Christ’s example and instructions (John 13:1 – 17). “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you.”  As disciples of Christ we participate in this foot-washing service.


                                                                

The service will continues with the minister giving an explanation of the symbols of the New Covenant, unleavened bread and wine, which represent the body and blood of our Savior. Each baptized member of the Church eats a small piece of the unleavened bread and drinks a small cup of the wine (Mark 14:22-24).


                                                                  

 

Keeping the Lord's Supper or Christian Passover each year reminds us that God is the forgiver of sin who grants us eternal life in His Kingdom through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Passover. This observance is a memorial and serves as a reminder of Christ’s sacrifice and our present relationship with God in the New Covenant.

 
You are invited to attend our The Lord's Supper/Passover service on April 09, 2017 at sundown (8:03 PM).