Matthew 26: 26- 28
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Bread signifies the body of Christ which was broken for us on the cross. Wine signifies the blood of Jesus which was shed for us on the cross. Jesus was blameless but He dies for the forgiveness of our sins.
Why do we continue to celebrate this?
Because Jesus told us to do this in remembrance of Him (Luke 22: 19). We continue to have Holy Communion in our gatherings to remember the sacrifice that Jesus made and the redemption of our sins through His death on the cross.
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