What are the Purposes of the Lord's Supper?

Four Purposes


When your church takes little cups and broken crackers for communion, you participate in a meal Jesus first took with His disciples on the eve of His death. It can be easy to forget the purpose of the Lord’s Supper, even if your church takes the bread and cup on a regular basis. Mile Bullmore, Senior Pastor of CrossWay Community Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin, walks through four purposes of the Lord’s Supper. 



Mike listed four purposes of the Lord’s Supper:

  1. Proclamation
  2. Anticipation
  3. Communion
  4. Unity 

What do each of these purposes mean? How did Mike define them?
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Which purpose stood out to you the most? Why?
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Next time you take the Lord’s Supper, how could you remember and incorporate each purpose in your taking of the bread and the cup?
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The bread and cup remind us of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. When you take the Lord’s Supper, spend time worshipping Jesus for the pain and torture He went through to offer you salvation. Look forward to His return, enjoy communion with Him, and unity with the saints. 


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