1 Corinthians 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.
Jesus died, arose, ascended to heaven where He sits at the right hand of God and someday in the future He will return for His 2nd coming as a victorious Warrior. When we participate in the Lord’s Supper we acknowledge the 1st coming and look forward to the 2nd coming. Guided by the Holy Spirit His Disciples are to tell the gospel and the judgment to come at every opportunity presented.
I am reminded of this New Testament commandment “For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps,” A You referring to an individual Disciple is repeated 4 times in this verse to emphasize that when the Disciple suffers we are to follow His example. ” 3 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; 4 do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. 5 Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,… 8 Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.” B
The Disciple is to die to self or live as “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.” C
The Lord’s Supper is a visible gospel presentation and reminder to all who participate to obey the command to proclaim the gospel of Jesus.
Henry Luke 4/13/2018
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