Basics of our beliefs series. In many ways the Lord's
supper is a memorial service. There is both a vertical and a horizontal
relationship present. Vertical, in that we are remembering our Lord
and what salvation cost. Horizontal in the bond of fellowship of
like minded believers.
is much symbolism in the bread and the cup representing the
broken body and the shed blood of our Savior and Lord.
his body, the grain must be broken (crushed) for the making
like manner, the grapes must are crushed so that the juice
and drinking requires an appetite. Likewise, partaking
of the bread and cup should represent not only a recognition
of his suffering but an identification with him as our Lord
have often thought about the fact that the first thing we do
when we partake of the bread is to crush it between our teeth.
also remember the admonition for foot washing; John 13:1-17 -
verse 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do
beautiful Hymn about foot washing titled Hebron. Click to
Conference Mennonite Churches use the 1995 Mennonite Confession
Article 12 on The Lord's Supper
Article 13 on Foot Washing