Holy Communion...The Lord’s Supper...The Great Thanksgiving...The Mass...The Eucharist. Although this sacrament has many names and is expressed in many ways, everywhere we hear the familiar words of “His Body broken…His blood shed.” Here’s the awkward (and perhaps all-to-often unasked) questions…what does that even mean? What do we do with that? And what does that have to do with breakfast in bed, fine china, paper plates, gold chalices, and giving gifts?
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NIV)
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
This sermon is based on the teachings of Craig Groeschel, Andy Stanley, Francis Chan, Adam Hamilton, Bruxy Cavey, Jim Carey, Rob Bell, Richard Rohr, JD Walt, and Greg Boyd.