Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
The Lord’s supper is personal. This is my savior - I know him, I love him, I live for him.
The Lord’s supper is also communal. We partake together. Each of us personally communing with and committing to Christ. But we do this, together. We come as the blood bought people of God, together, in unity with one another.
The Lord’s Supper is a confirmation of our faith. Jesus Christ feeds us with his body and blood to assure us of the forgiveness of our sins and eternal life.
The Lord’s Supper is a profession of faith. We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ; he is our savior. We come expressing gratitude for our blood bought redemption and we commit ourselves to thankful living in loving fellowship with God.
The Lord’s Supper is a separation from the world. It defines the believing community and separates them from the world. This is a family meal; the family of God.
The Lord’s Supper is a bond of love. Here is the love of God in Christ. Here we respond to his love with love to God and to his people. Being untied to Christ, we are bound to one another - for eternity.
When you partake, you say, (Galatians 2:20) “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”
When you partake, do this. (Philippians 1:27) “Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”