What is the scriptural purpose and design of the Lords Supper?
Christ states its design when He instituted it. “Do this in remembrance of me.”
The Lord’s Supper is a memorial whereby we demonstrate to the world and remember for ourselves the atoning suffering and death of Christ for us.
I Corinthians 11:26 “For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.”
The Passover feast looked forward to the vicarious, sacrificial sufferings of Christ, the Lord’s Supper points backward to it.
The Lord’s Supper symbolizes the unity of God’s people. In commemorating it we are drawn not only closer to God but closer to one another.
Who are qualified to partake of the Lord’s Supper?
Participant must be a Born-Again Christina living right with God.
I Corinthians 11: 27 – 29 “27.Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28.But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29.For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body.”