Basics of Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic reminder and assurance that Jesus Christ suffered and died on the cross to live in us.  The bread is broken to symbolize that “He was bruised for our iniquities” (Isaiah 53:5). The wine is poured into a cup to symbolize that “He poured out His soul unto death” (Isaiah 53:12). The bread and wine are given to us to eat and drink to symbolize that Christ lives in us to nourish our souls every day and forever!  As certainly as we swallow the bread and wine and they nourish our body (think of the physical benefits of bread and wine), that is how close Jesus is by His Spirit to strengthen and gladden our soul. In this way Christ strengthens our faith, which causes us to give Him thanks – that’s communion! The bread and wine are symbols through which we are brought into communion with Christ Himself (1 Cor. 10:16-17). We have communion with Christ in a spiritual yet real way; and are spiritually nourished and strengthened.