The Lord's Supper
(Sunday 9:30 to 10:45 AM)

The Lord's Supper is a weekly time of worshipping God and remembering the Lord Jesus Christ in the breaking of bread. This meeting is open to all who have sincerely received Jesus as Savior and are actively trying to obey Him as Lord. All others are welcome as observers.

The Lord's Supper was instituted by the Lord himself on the same night in which he was betrayed (1 Cor. 11:23). It was the night on which the passover was kept, for on the next day, Christ died; "for even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us" (1 Cor. 5:7). So this memorable night, when the passover was kept for the last time and the Lord's Supper was instituted, marks the end of one dispensation and the beginning of another - law ends and grace begins.

The passover looked back to the night of Exodus 12, and forward to the cross of Christ (1 Cor. 5:7). But after Christ's death on the cross, there was no further need of the Passover feast. Thus, the Lord's desire to terminate the passover and institute the Lord's supper, (Luke 22:15) which looks back to the cross and forward to His coming (1 Cor. 11:26).

The meaning of the breaking of bread is very clearly stated, "He took bread, and gave thanks and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body, which is broken for you" (1Cor. 11:24). The breaking of the bread symbolizes the breaking of His body when he gave Himself for us at the cross. Similarly we read the meaning of the cup, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is shed for you" (Luke 22:20).