Here are a few words which can be said before serving the elements of the Lord’s Supper.
This morning we are going to participate in some profound symbolism. Set before us, we see the elements of the Lord’s Supper:
- the bread represents Christ’s body broken to make us whole
- the cup of juice represents Christ’s blood, given as payment for our sins.
As we understand the teaching of Scripture on the subject of the Lord’s Supper, there is nothing magical happening to the elements either as we pray or as we partake of them. They will remain simply bread and juice.
And yet, there is something more going on— something very special— because whenever we respond to the Lord Jesus in faith, he meets us with his grace: salvation for the lost, courage for the fearful, wisdom for the perplexed, rest for the weary, joy for the brokenhearted, and on and on.
So as we eat the bread and drink the cup together in faith, we receive grace to meet whatever is our truest need, both as individuals and as a body. This morning, we ask that you simply put everything else out of your minds and hearts for a few minutes and seek the Lord in faith, expecting that he will meet you where you need him most.
Serving the Bread. Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-24. Pray.
Serving the Cup. Read 1 Corinthians 11:25-26. Pray.