Reception of Lord’s Supper

It is worth receiving the Lord’s Supper frequently:

to participate in Christ’s cup.

Following Christ means experiencing suffering. You know that from experience. You know also know that from Scripture. Jesus said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me” (Matthew 16:24). Of James and John – and us! – Jesus asked (Matthew 20:22,23): “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” They answered”—as do we: “We can. And Jesus agrees: “You will indeed drink from my cup.”

Really? Yes! Our confidence in Christ for all good makes us willing to endure anything, in order to follow him. “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life” (Revelation 2:10).

So, where are we going to find confidence and energy to endure all things, rather than fall from faith in Christ? Jesus says: “This cup is the new covenant in my blood” (1 Corinthians 11:25). In Holy Communion Christ’s redeeming blood convinces your heart. In Lord’s Supper Jesus’ risen body energizes you to confess Christ forever. And in the Sacrament, you are confessing that you are willing to undergo any suffering the dear Lord sends, to bring you to the eternal end of your suffering.

It’s a great time of year to receive the Lord’s Supper! Take an opportunity soon, to do so once again.

Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?

John 18:11