Confession, Reflection and The Lord's Supper

Yesterday, our church observed the ordinance of the Lord''s Supper or Communion as some call it.  Our church is blessed to have a committee that prepares this for us on every fifth Sunday. This practice is designed to take us back in our hearts and minds to that dreadful night where Jesus sat at a table with His disciples to prepare them for His pending crucifixion.  The purpose of the Lord's Supper is not for us to go through the motions, but to remember all that Christ did for us.  His body was broken and blood was shed for the forgiveness of our sins.  Communion is a time to reflect, appreciate and give honor to Jesus for what He endured for us.

This ordinance is not for everyone.  This is only to be taken by those who are believers and accepted Jesus as their ultimate forgiver and leader.  To partake in this service in an unworthy state is sin.

1 Corinthians 11:27 (NLT)
27 So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

This means that the Lord's supper is a great time for us to conduct a spiritual check of our lives.  We must confess and turn from the sins that hold us back and turn to Jesus who said, "Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.'' 

How do you remember Christ in the Lord's Supper? Is it another ritual or habit, or a time to truly reflect on what Jesus went through for your salvation?  It is so much more than a little cracker and a sip of grape juice!  I invite you to know the difference.

Pastor James