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What is the Lord's Supper?



      

1 Corinthians 11:20

KJV - 20 When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the Lord's supper.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
As recounted in the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark, and Luke), as well as by Paul in 1 Corinthians 11, the Lord's Supper is the commemorative observance commanded by Jesus in remembrance of Him, in which He consecrated bread and wine at the meal commonly known as the Last Supper (just prior to His arrest, trial, and crucifixion) and gave them to the apostles, telling them that the consecrated bread was His body, which He was going to give as a sacrifice for the forgiveness of humanity's sins, and that the consecrated wine was the "new covenant" in His blood, which He was going to shed for the same purpose.

This fulfilled and superseded the observance of the Passover through the killing of a lamb by each household, and the application of the lamb's blood to the doorposts of each Israelite house in connection with the freeing of the Israelites from their previous bondage in Egypt (Exodus 12:1-30).

Christians have continued observing this ritual (which is commonly regarded as a sacrament) to the present day in obedience to Jesus' command.

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