Lord’s Supper

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With the (Lord’s Supper), “the body and blood of Christ, given as a saving atonement for sinful human beings, are represented and remembered through the consumption of bread and wine, a sacrament that is meant to nourish Christian faith, hope, and love” (Plantinga). With bread and wine, Jesus told the disciples to eat and drink saying “this is my body given for you” (Luke 22:19) and “this cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you” (22:20).

Other terms exist for this meal like communion, Eucharist, and the Table. “Communion is the unity Christians (the body of Christ) share as they take part in the eating of the bread as the body of Christ.” and Eucharist means “thanksgiving” and relates to a blessing in prayer before breaking bread (1 Cor 11:23-24). Three Last Supper traditions connects the Supper with the death of Jesus. One of the first traditions is the eucharistic words of Jesus over the bread and cup, which is the connection with him approaching death (Crockett). The second one “connects Jesus’ death by interpreting his “memorial” (anamnesis) of his death”, and the third tradition links his death by viewing it as a Christian Passover celebration.

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