And when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes. 1 Corinthians 11:24-25 NKJV
My second youngest son was the baby of our family. He was the only unsaved member of our family. He was the only one of our children who did not partake of communion. I began to sense God was using the Lord’s Supper to draw Him to Jesus.
One Sunday as the elements were passed out I asked if he was ready to give his heart to Jesus. He said he was. We walked outside and prayed together. He received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior!
Years later my father was suffering from ALS. He was dying and he knew it. We invited him to our youngest son’s baptism. Tears were streaming down his face. The Lord was tenderizing his heart. A short time later he surrendered his heart and life to Jesus!
Jesus commands us to partake of communion in remembrance of Him. As often as we do it we proclaim His death until Jesus comes again.
The Lord’s Supper is a public declaration of what Jesus has done for us. It is a witness and testimony of what He will do for other people!
Do not underestimate the testimony you give when you partake of communion. It is a witness because people are watching. It is a powerful testimony because the Holy Spirit is present when we come to the Lord’s Table in faith!
Do not forsake the gathering of the brethren as some are in the habit of doing. Gather together with God’s people. Partake of His Body and blood by faith. Do it in remembrance of Jesus. Proclaim His death burial and resurrection in faith until Jesus returns for His church!
Stand up as a witness and testify to what Jesus has done for you whenever you can!
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