Lord's Supper

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.

  • There is much symbolism in the bread and the cup representing the broken body and the shed blood of our Savior and Lord.

    • Like his body, the grain must be broken (crushed) for the making of bread.

    • In like manner, the grapes must are crushed so that the juice flows out.

    • Eating 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 and Savior.

  • I 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.

  • We also remember the admonition for foot washing; John 13:1-17 - verse 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

A beautiful Hymn about foot washing titled Hebron.  Click to follow link

 

Lancaster Conference Mennonite Churches use the 1995 Mennonite Confession of Faith.
Read Article 12 on The Lord's Supper

Read Article 13 on Foot Washing