[D]o this in remembrance of me.
—1 Corinthians 11:24
During the Passover meal the night before his crucifixion, Jesus gave his disciples bread, representing his body, and told them to eat it “in remembrance of me.” He gave them the cup, representing his blood, and told them to drink it “in remembrance of me” (1 Cor 11:24–25).
This sacred sacrament was passed down to us so that his sacrifice would never be forgotten: “Whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death” (1 Cor 11:26).
When God saw the blood on the doorframe of an Israelite house, he delivered that home from physical death. When he saw the blood on the cross, he delivered us from spiritual death.
He wants us to remember for our lifetime—and for generations to come—what he did for us that day.
The Passover pointed forward to the crucifixion;
the Lord’s Supper points back to it.