- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and answers - prayer and worship
- Published on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:35
When believers gather to break bread on the first day of the week, it is an opportunity to call to remembrance the person and work of our Lord Jesus Christ (I Corinthians 11:24, 25), His deity, incarnation, holy life and testimony, the efficacy of His death and glorious resurrection, His ascension to heaven, and His present position seated at the right hand of God. The words of the Lord Jesus were, "This do in remembrance of Me," not, "This do in remembrance of My death." In the Lord's Supper, we remember the Lord and proclaim His death. The consequence of this causes worship and thanksgiving. Although the Breaking of Bread is never called a "worship meeting," worship is the normal attitude of the individual believer toward God.
In 1 Corinthians 10:16, the apostle writes, "The cup of blessing which we bless" and "the bread which we break." This is the act of each individual believer. On behalf of the assembly, a brother gives thanks for the bread and the cup, thanking God that He gave His Son in a human body and His Son's blood was shed to make propitiation for sin. These prayers of thanksgiving have a more specific focus than do the other expressions of worship.