In keeping of the Lord Supper and using His example for footwashing
As we try to show the importance of the meaning of the wine and bread, and what "foot washing" is all about, let us examine the facts:
The Passover (nowThe Lord's Supper ) represents the sacrifice of Christ which pays for the sins of all who repent and accept it in faith. It also represents partaking of eternal life through Jesus Christ (shown by the bread and wine which symbolize His body and blood).
Jesus met with His disciples at the beginning of the 14th of Nisan By far the most important festival of Jesus' life was the one at which He was betrayed. It is clear from the gospel of John that He had the Last Supper a day earlier than the Jews (John 18:28) He had to be the Lamb for the Passover of the Jews which was the next day!
In any case, Jesus at this time changed the symbols of the Passover for Christians and also went through the ceremony of washing the disciples’ feet. We celebrate the Lord's Supper and foot washing as our Lords example! The Christian Passover for 2018 is to be observed by baptized members of the body of Christ only. The date for this year is Thursday, March 29th and it should begin about a half hour after sundown around 7PM.
The most detailed discussion is devoted to the celebration of the Christian Passover. (1 Corinthians 11:17-34) gives detailed directions on how to take the "Lord's Supper" or "communion."
The order is, first the foot washing service, then the taking of the bread, and finally the drinking of the wine. Before each part of the ceremony appropriate scriptures are read.
The purpose of the foot washing ceremony is explained by Jesus Himself as being shown true humility and the proper sense of service (John. 13:12-17). No one can be greater than His Lord, who is Jesus Christ; yet Jesus was the greatest servant of all and gave more than anyone else for mankind. This spirit of Christian love and service is expressed symbolically by washing another person's feet and then allowing that person to reciprocate. Jesus left instructions for His disciples to follow.
"... Know ye what I have done to you? Ye call me Master and Lord; and ye say well, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. For I HAVE GIVEN YOU AN EXAMPLE THAT YE SHOULD DO AS I HAVE DONE TO YOU!" (John 13:12-15).
The wine represents the shed blood of Jesus who gave Himself as an offering to pay for all the sins of mankind. That full and complete sacrifice makes it possible for one to have any and all sins forgiven upon repentance. The wine also represents the New Covenant made between God and the Christian by the blood of Christ.
The bread represents the body of Jesus which was torn and beaten for us all, in Christ's ultimate sacrifice for mankind.( John Chapter 6 ),here you can see that Jesus is the "bread of life." The eating of the bread and the drinking of the wine represent partaking of the eternal life which only God can give. The beaten body of Christ also represents the stripes He took on His back enabling us to claim the gift of divine healing for our physical infirmities (Isaiah 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24).
After reading this article we hope you start your new year off with a fresh start because of Jesus Christ and His great love for you all. Look for a church in your area to take the Lord's Supper it doesn't matter if its not your regular church,we are all God's children and brothers in Christ. Amen!
Anyone in Spokane is welcome to part take in this service if you would like to come to church for this service the address is 2929 N Fraya St, Spokane, WA. or call Pastor Brian Larson 509-926-0324
Let him know we sent you if your here or if your near Spokane WA. If not, look in your yellow pages for " Church of God" and Church of God 7th Day or 7th Day Churches of God.
Chaplain Jimmie Warren a servent of YahWah Father God