There is a forward looking aspect to the Lord’s Supper. It is an anticipation of the return of Christ and of the messianic banquet at the end of time. As we partake we look forward to its fulfillment in the consummated kingdom of God.
Read Luke 22:14-23
The fellowship that believers have with one another is rooted in their common participation in Jesus Christ. This idea is reflected in the Lord’s Supper. One of the many facets of the meaning of the Lord’s Supper is that it is a celebration of the unity of believers by virtue of their common relationship to Jesus Christ.
As a meal, part of the symbolism of the Lord’s Supper is that believers are nourished. This sermon explores what its means to eat Christ’s flesh and drink his blood by faith and how we are spiritually nourished.
Read John 6:47-59