Emblems of the New Covenant
Why do we have communion? It is to commemorate – for us to remember our Lord’s Passion.
Let us remember the bread and the cup as the emblems of the new covenant - His Body and Blood given for our salvation
Background - Context was Passover meal – verse 14
1. Emblems of the New Covenant
As the blood of the lamb and unleavened bread were the emblems of Passover, now the Bread and wine which represent the Body & Blood of Christ, are the emblems of the New Covenant - God’s rescue and deliverance of His people from slavery to sin, destruction (death). I Corinthians 5:7
2. We participate in Christ.
As we partake of communion – we remember, give thanks, re-commit; and also celebrate our union/participation with Christ
I Peter 1:18-19
3. We proclaim His death and resurrection!
I Corinthians 11 We proclaim corporately in this act of communion Christ Crucified, and we go forth from here to a watching world.