And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves. For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took bread, and after giving 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.” And in the same way he took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
Today is about communion. We practice it to remember Jesus Christ and the sacrifice he made through his body and blood. It is by His blood that the new covenant is set in place; the new covenant that you are saved by grace through faith in Christ alone! His body was given for you. The cup (Christ’s blood) was poured out for you. Christ’s life was not TAKEN, it was GIVEN – for you. When we eat and drink in this way, we do so remembering that it was our sin that held Him on that cross, and that He conquered that sin and death and is now alive! You have been set free! Amazing!