7933 Lord’s Supper
The commemoration and remembrance of Jesus Christ’s last supper, and all the benefits that result to believers. Other terms have been used subsequently by Christians, including “Communion” and “Eucharist”.
Terms for the Lord’s Supper in the NT
Ac 2:42 “breaking of bread” could mean both eating together and also celebrating the Lord’s Supper; 1Co 10:16 The Greek word “koinonia”, here translated “participation”, is traditionally translated “communion”: hence the term “Holy Communion”; 1Co 11:20 the Lord’s Supper; 1Co 11:24 Underlying “had given thanks” is the Greek “eucharisteo”, from which comes the term “Eucharist”.
Jesus Christ’s institution of the Lord’s Supper
Celebrating the Lord’s Supper in the NT
As part of an ordinary meal 1Co 11:21 The church was not necessarily wrong to include the sacrament in an ordinary meal; this should have been conducted in a charitable way.
Themes connected with the Lord’s Supper
|1352||covenant, the new|
|2565||Christ, second coming|