21 Aug Christ’s Body for All – 8/21/20
1 Corinthians 11:24 – “and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
This part of 1 Corinthians 11 describes how the church is to take part in the Lord’s Supper. I remember Nate Crew telling me once that you can tell a Bible-preaching church apart from a non-Bible-preaching church by is how they take communion. So, knowing how the church is meant to take communion according to the Bible is important.
The verse is sufficient even without the phrase, “which is for you.” Yet Jesus was intentional with his words. He emphasized that his broken body wasn’t just meant to be remembered as a point in history, but as an offering that Jesus gave to His people.
Lord, just as Jesus did, teach us to sacrificially give our bodies for your will. But also, teach us to comprehend the gravity of what it meant for Jesus to give his body for all. Teach us to really grasp how wide and long and high and deep the love of Christ is for us (Ephesians 3:18).