5) A Way We Give Recognition to Christ.
We look UPWARD to the Glorious Christ.
When we partake of the Lord’s Supper, we are showing the world the necessity that everyone has for Christ. As believers, we need Him in our lives.
We witness to the lost and the saved that worthiness and sufficiency can only come from the person of Jesus Christ, it cannot be earned by our own power or good works.
The Bible says that our righteousness is as filthy rags (Isaiah 64:6). All of our works and goodness do not merit the favor of God. Only the broken body and shed blood of God’s Son merit His favor. Even after we are saved, we need the Gospel to remind us of what God has done for us.
When we take the Lord’s Supper, we are acknowledging our ongoing need for Him before God and the world.
When we take the bread and the cup, we are saying with the Apostle Paul “I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes.” (Romans 1:16)