Today, we celebrated the Lord’s Supper.
The early church saw a variety of meanings here. First, they saw the meal as a remembering the great deeds of Christ: “Do this in remembrance of me.” As this was the Passover meal, the early church also saw it as a new Passover, symbolizing the deliverance of a new people from their oppression under sin. They also saw the bread and wine as the spiritual food that nourishes the soul, and even as a foretaste of the great meal that we will celebrate with Jesus at the end of time.
But today, we focused on one of the other meanings, where the Lord’s Supper was seen as our acceptance of the New Covenant: just as Israel accepted their covenant with God, and sealed this at a meal with God, so do we.