Reception of Lord’s Supper

It is worth receiving the Lord’s Supper frequently:

to remove the yeast of our sins.

There are exceptions, but in the Bible: yeast is usually a negative illustration. Yeast’s potential to expand led Jesus and his apostles to use it to illustrate the explosive danger of a little false teaching or a little sin.

No wonder Jesus employed bread without yeast in Holy Communion! His body, which was without the yeast of falsehood or sin—this is conveyed to us by way of physical bread without yeast. When we receive Christ’s holy body, God graciously considers us to be absent falsehood and sin, as well. And more and more, Christ’s body in the Holy Sacrament does transform our body into a more holy dwelling for him.

To receive bread without yeast, to receive Christ’s body with neither falsehood nor sin—that’s why you’ll receive Lord’s Supper again sometime soon.

Let us keep the Festival, …with bread without yeast.

1 Corinthians 5:8