During Communion we gather together to remember the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary as the Lamb of God. Just as Israel was delivered from their bondage in Egypt by the blood of the lamb sprinkled over the doorpost, you and I, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, have been redeemed from the bondage to sin and this present evil world. Jesus has done all the work necessary for our salvation, and by virtue of that fact, we are invited to step into this wonderful covenant by grace through faith.
With reverence and thanksgiving, we lift the bread and the cup to our lips, remembering the price that was paid for the forgiveness of our sins. We do this in loving obedience to our Lord’s command to “do this in remembrance of Me.”
The bread reminds us of Christ’s body, which was beaten and bruised for our iniquities. The cup reminds us of His sinless blood, which was shed as the atonement price of our sin. Together, they remind us of the wonderful grace of God that has provided for sinful man a way to be saved and enter into a personal, meaningful relationship with God.