3. To instruct the congregation in the purposes of the Lord's Supper; to direct the congregation to the end for which Christ instituted it, i.e., in remembrance of Him.
4. To stress the need for reconciliation and living in peace with
both God and our neighbors.
After the Lord's Supper is served, a psalm is sung, according to
the practice of the Lord Jesus as described in Matthew 26:26-30.
A post-communion (or reflection) service is held in the worship service immediately following the celebration of the Lord's Supper. This service is one of thanksgiving to God for His wonderful grace to sinners, in and through Jesus Christ, as well as a service of self
examination regarding one's state and condition during the Lord's Supper celebration. This service seeks to also apply the truths Witnessed by this sacrament to the entire congregation -encouraging, comforting, strengthening, and warning as it is needed.
When properly participating in the Lord's Supper, God's people do not only commune with Christ, but also with each of His children. They commune with the Bridegroom, but also with the Bridegroom's family. The following example illustrates this truth.
Mary Ann married Robert in the Spring. At that time, her last name was changed to that of her husband. She not only married him, however, but she also married into his
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is My body.
And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is My blood of the New Testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom.
And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.