As we have the privilege this morning to partake of this ordinance of our Lord Jesus Christ let us not forget to reverence Him and Praise Him for it. We must remember that we are prone to forget the importance of this service because of its simplicity. Rejoice believer, for in every part of this Supper there is the clear message of the gospel of our salvation.
Behold the bread which is a picture of the body of Jesus Christ that was broken for you (1 Cor. 11:24). How precious was the body of the Only Begotten Son of God? Behold how pure and perfect Jesus was as a man that God the Father could not refrain from crying out, “This is my Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” We had broken the law of God in our flesh. We could never fulfil the righteousness of God and the law demanded that our flesh be torn by the justice of God. But what we could not do in the flesh, Christ has accomplished by His obedience (Romans 8:3-4).
Behold the Wine that pictures to us the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Cor. 11:25). How precious was the blood of Jesus Christ? The Justice and wrath of God demanded that every sinner be punished and eternal death was the only just reward for sin. But God was not willing to impute the sins of His elect to them. Therefore God being just must have supplied an offering for sin and the only sufficient offering was the precious blood of Jesus Christ. Believer meditate on the cup this morning and see that Jesus blood was shed for the remission of your sins. Jesus offered up His own blood to God and after God’s Justice as fully and perfectly satisfied Christ commended his soul to God. (2 Cor. 5:19-21).
Believer, by the renting of the flesh of Christ and the shedding of the blood of Christ the way to the Father is opened. We have access unto God and He hears us. He loves us and one day He will receive us into His presence forever because of the offering of the flesh and blood of Jesus.
Therefore believer let us eat these with hearts of thanksgiving, and praise unto our Great God and Savior Jesus Christ. And as we eat the bread and drink the wine let us see that this is a picture of faith. “Whosoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life” (John 6:54). This is not just to eat of this table, but it is to eat and drink by faith in His person and work as all your salvation. And we that believe on Him have everlasting life.
– Fred Evans