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Communion is Commanded by Christ as a Remembrance

The Lord’s Supper is celebrated regularly in obedience to the command of Jesus at the “Last Supper.” The night Jesus was betrayed, while eating the Passover meal, “Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body.’ Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, ‘Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.’ But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom” (Matthew 26:26-29). Luke recorded Jesus’ words about communion that night in Chapter 22, verse 19, “do this in remembrance of me.”

After Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead, His disciples remembered what He had said and done; the sharing of the Lord’s Supper became an important part of worship. When members of the Church take communion, they memorialize Jesus’ death on behalf of sinners and anticipate His Second Coming.

Here are some things the Bible says about communion:

Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; Luke 22:19-20; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 10:16,21; 11:23-29.