Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 187/260: Read 1 Corinthians 11

Each first day of the week, faithful Christians gather together to observe the solemn remembrance of the Lord’s death. This is a joyous time because of what His death accomplished, but also a somber time because such was necessary due to the existence of sin.

There are two elements in the Lord’s Supper: unleavened bread, which represents Jesus’ body that was nailed to the cross, and the cup containing the fruit of the vine, which represents Jesus’ blood that was shed.

When Jesus instituted this feast with His disciples prior to His death, He pointed out that the “blood of the new covenant…is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). Without the blood of Christ, we are without hope. But because of His great sacrifice, our sins can be covered and we can stand blameless before God.

In partaking the Lord’s Supper together, we “proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” We are reminded of what His sacrifice means for us, and that remembrance should motivate us to spread His gospel far and wide so others can be saved from their sins.

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

1 Corinthians 10:13. No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Pray

Pray for a greater respect and appreciation for Jesus’ sacrifice.

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