At the heart of the Christian life is an active trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and his sacrificial death for sin.
In taking communion we express and strengthen our trust in him, as we eat and drink with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Communion is an outward and visible sign of the grace show to us in the death of our Savior. As we share the bread and the juice together, we are invited to feed on him in our hearts by faith with thanksgiving. We are faced again with God’s love for the unworthy and are strengthened by faith in the one whose body was given and whose blood was shed for us.
As we take communion together let’s do so with heartfelt repentance and genuine trust in the Lord Jesus, recognizing the significance of sharing this way.
Let’s lift up whatever elements we’re using as a form of bread this morning:
Jesus said, “this is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me” ()
Lord, the bread we’re about to partake of is symbolic of the human body in which you dwelt among us, sinless. And when you were crucified, you took our sins in your body, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. You took our place and paid a price we could never pay. Seal our hearts as we eat the bread. Amen Let’s lift up whatever we might be using as juice this a.m.:
Jesus said, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
Lord, you did the hardest thing ever done in time and eternity as you shed your blood to secure our salvation, so that we might come to your Table and partake of the cup in deep remembrance of what you did on the cross. Thank you Jesus. Amen.