19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. 21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.
Pastoral Comments – The Lord’s Supper is a critical part of the life of the Church of Jesus Christ. It is a time of “Remembering and Repenting,” as Believers. We come together and partake of the body and blood of Christ symbolically. We are to approach the Lord’s table in good conscience, properly examining ourselves. Paul teaches that there can be severe physical and spiritual consequences from participating in an “unworthy manner,” meaning, that if we come to the Lord’s table without Godly sorrow over our sins and a willingness to forgive those that have wronged us, that we can “drink judgment unto ourselves.” So, whether you are me, typing this, or a member of Woodland reading this, or someone that is member of church somewhere else…take the Lord’s Supper very seriously, it is not as I have heard many people say, “a wasted Sunday.”