"...Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Matthew 26:26
On the Night of the Passover, the Lord Jesus Christ and His disciples met in an upper room to commemorate the first Passover in Egypt. After after announced that someone in their midst would betray Him, Jesus instituted the ordinance by which He would be remembered after His death. The Scriptures tell us, "And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is my body." And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink all of it' for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins." Matthew 26:26-28. "This do i
n remembrance of me." the Savior says. Thus the Lord's Supper reminds us of
Christ's death and is to be observed in memory of Him until He comes again. When
we take the Lord's Supper (or the Holy Communion), we must remember: that this
is a proclamation to the world; that it is a time of remembrance, and it is an
expression of the unity of believers in Christ.
The Lord's Supper is a memorial of our Savior, "till He comes". To eat the bread is to be reminded of His body which was broken for us, and to partake of the cup, or wine is to be reminded that "He shed His blood for the remissions of our sins. At Mount Hebron, the Lord's Supper is participated by all who are true baptized believers on the first Sunday of the month. The Lord's Supper in addition to Baptism are the two ordinances of the church, commanded directly by Christ. These are our privilege and responsibility.