Interpreting 1 Corinthians 11 Using Today's Culture | The Head Covering Movement
It's the passage that your pastor recites every time he introduces the Lord's Supper (a.k.a, Communion or Eucharist). "This bread is My body, which is broken for you... This cup is the new covenant in My blood... Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me." These are the words of Jesus, quoted by the Apostle Paul in First Corinthians 11. To institute the Lord's Supper, Christ took an ancient practice (the Passover celebration) and gave it a powerful new meaning. Eating the Passover meal had already been a standard tradition in Israelite culture for hundreds of years. But Jesus' divine adaptation of it became an honored practice of the Christian Church. Two thousand years later, Communion is still regularly celebrated around the globe.