Implications of the Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper was instituted as a reminder of the supreme sacrifice, our Lord Jesus paid for our sins and salvation – Luke 22:14-20. In John 13, he demonstrated the attitude; the participant in the meal must show or exhibit. I can say they include humility, seriousness, love, self-denial, and public confession of being part of Jesus Christ.
But Paul’s letter to the Corinthians shows a complete disregard to such attitude rather, they demonstrate pride, divisions, lack of self control, lack of love and insult to the poor. Consequently, Paul admonished them to repent otherwise “…if anyone eats the Lord’s Bread or drinks from His Cup in a way that dishonours Him, he is guilty of sin against the Lord’s body and blood”
1 Corinthians 11:27
The same dispositions are displayed today by Christians towards the Holy Communion. Many come to Holy Communion, filled with all manner of iniquities. Many lives are burdened with shocking, sinful and embarrassing characters and attitudes. The awe, honour, and respect Christians came to the Lord’s Table before are not seen again. The Holy Communion is so casually taken without serious consideration of what Jesus Christ did for us.
I will really admonish you therefore, that let us take the warnings Paul and repent.
–    By Jokpeme Joseph Omode      

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