We meet around the Lord’s Table each Sunday at our Morning Service except on the first Sunday of each month when it is at our Evening Service. The Lord’s Table is open for all who profess Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
What is the Lord’s Table?
The Lord’s Table was instituted by our Lord on the night before His crucifixion. “He took bread, gave thanks and broke it and gave to them, saying ‘This is My Body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way … He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My Blood, which is poured out for you.” (Luke 22:19,20). In this way our Lord commanded His followers to remember Him and His death for them.
The Apostle Paul reaffirms that the Lord’s Supper is to be observed as a perpetual remembrance of Him “until He comes” 1 Corinthians 11:26.
The Lord’s Table is referred to in a number of ways in the Bible: “the Breaking of Bread” – Acts 2:42; “communion” – 1 Corinthians 10:16 (AV); “the Lord’s Table” – 1Corinthians 10:21; “the Lord’s Supper” – 1 Corinthians 11:20; “Eucharist” (thanksgiving) – 1 Corinthians 11:24.
The Lord’s Supper is not a sacrifice but is a symbolic, visible representation and remembrance of Christ’s Body broken and Blood shed for the salvation of His people.
What does the Lord’s Supper mean?
- It is the Lord’s Supper – He invites us to come;
- It is a simple and symbolic way of remembering Him – “until he comes”;
- It is a visible representation of how salvation was accomplished;
- It is an opportunity for thanksgiving and praise;
- It is a challenge to believers to renew their vows to Him;
- It is a “means of grace” for believers as they meditate of on the love of God in the crucified and risen Christ;
- It is a fellowship of love because we do it together;
- It is a looking back to Christ’s death and a looking forward to Christ’s return – God’s grace and God’s glory;
- The Lord’s Table is the highest and holiest point in Christian worship when only believers gather to worship the Lord in the manner He ordained.
Who should meet around the Lord’s Table?
The Lord’s Table is for believers who have repented of their sins, devoted their lives to Christ and rejoice in the knowledge of sins forgiven and the glory of God.