For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-25
Today Christians have a special ceremony when they eat and drink to remember Jesus. This ceremony is called Communion, or The Lord's Supper.
Communion is such an important church ordinance that it has a prominent place in our worship service. Here at Liberty Baptist Church, we administer the elements in reverent observance on the first Sunday of each month. Regardless of when or how often it is observed, it is understood that all baptized believers from any Christian denomination are welcome to come to the Lord’s Table. As long as it is observed then we are keeping the commandment of our Lord to do it until He comes again.
That being said, each believer should approach the communion service and meal with humility, joy, reverence, and a heart of repentance. We do so for this reason: we are commemorating the ultimate sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross, therefore, we should be humble and at the same time, joyous—that because of the finished work at Calvary our sins have been washed away by the shedding of His blood.
Repentance is our position inwardly because when we are aware that Jesus lives in us, we also pause to think of the kind of home we are giving Him to dwell in. We allow Him to change our lives so that we live the way He wants us to live. It is for this reason, the Apostle Paul wrote, “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” (1 Cor. 11:28). The Lord’s Supper helps us look inward, to examine ourselves because of the great meaning in this ceremony, which is IN REMEMBRANCE OF CHRIST