5. True or False: We continue the practice of the Lord's Supper to remember Jesus' death.
Just as giving tithes and offerings shows our gratitude for Jesus’ love and blessings, so we are invited to use the symbols of the Communion Service to “proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26). For the Christian, it’s like
getting rebaptized in the sense that we once again identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It’s just another way to show Jesus how thankful we are that He died on the cross to save us from our sins.
The “bread” and “fruit of the vine” (grape juice) of the Lord’s Supper represent Jesus and His sacrifice for us. The unleavened bread (bread made without yeast) represents Jesus’ body. The grape juice represents Jesus’ blood. (See Mark 14:22-26.)
As a person eats the bread and drinks the juice, he or she should remember in a special way the death of Jesus for us all. It is only because of Jesus’ wounded body (symbolized by the bread) and His spilled blood (symbolized by the “fruit of the vine”) that we can go to heaven someday. Now that’s something for which we ought to be very thankful!