when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He
broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My
body which is given for you;
do this in
remembrance of Me." And in the same way He
took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup
which is poured out for you is the new covenant in
My blood." Luke 22:19-20 (NAS)
"For I received from the Lord
that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord
Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took
bread; 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 He took
the cup also, after supper, saying, "This cup is the
new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you
drink it, in
remembrance of Me." For as often as you eat
this bread and drink the cup, you
Lord's death until He comes.
1 Corinthians 11:23-29 (NAS)
When the Christians met together as a church, it
was to remember the death of Jesus by taking the
unleavened bread(1) and fruit of the vine(2).
(1) Unleaved Bread. At the
Lord's last supper before He was crucified he
took of bread. This was during the feast
of the unleavened bread during the Passover (see
Luke 22:1, Matthew 26:17 and Mark 14:1).
Unleavened bread does not have any yeast or
leaven. Yeast or leaven is the ingredient
which causes bread dough to rise.
(2) Fruit of
the Vine. As noted in Luke 22:17-18 above,
the cup contained "fruit of the vine."
See also Matthew 26:29 and Mark 14:25.
Grape vineyards are very common and
How do you feel about eating unleavened
bread and drinking fruit of the vine each
Sunday for the purpose of proclaiming the Lord's death?
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