Protestants love to inscribe “Do This in Remembrance of Me” (1 Co 11:24) on our Communion tables. It’s nice. It’s biblical. But is that really the best biblical template for understanding and celebrating the feast that Jesus gave us? How might our observance of the Lord’s Supper be challenged?¢‚Ç¨‚Äùor transformed?¢‚Ç¨‚Äùif we had one of the following Bible verses on the Communion table instead?
- This man welcomes sinners and eats with them. (Lk 15:2)
- I am the bread of life. (Jn 6:35)
- And he shall feed them and be their shepherd. (Ezek 34:23)
- The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied. (Ps 22:6)
- Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb. (Rev 19:9)
- O taste and see that the LORD is good. (Ps 34:8)
- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Mt 11:28)
- But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind. (Lk 14:13)
- He will feed his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms. (Isa 40:11a)
- Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts. (Isa 6:3)
PS: Thanks to Weekend Fisher for reminding me of this post from my old blog and requesting it be preserved!