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Jesus said to his disciples - as they took the "last supper" - "do this in memory of me."

Paul also tells the Corinthian Church that he - Paul - received the same instructions from the Lord:

1Co 11:24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

1Co 11:25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."

1Co 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

So participating in the Lord's Supper is a time to remember Jesus' death and how having faith in Jesus' death - as payment for a person's sin - is the way people are put right with God.

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The Urantia Book

Paper 179The Last Supper

179:0.1 DURING the afternoon of this Thursday, when Philip reminded the Master about the approaching Passover and inquired concerning his plans for its celebration, he had in mind the Passover supper which was due to be eaten on the evening of the next day, Friday. It was the custom to begin the preparations for the celebration of the Passover not later than noon of the preceding day. And since the Jews reckoned the day as beginning at sunset, this meant that Saturday's Passover supper would be eaten on Friday night, sometime before the midnight hour.

179:0.2 The apostles were, therefore, entirely at a loss to understand the Master's announcement that they would celebrate the Passover one day early. They thought, at least some of them did, that he knew he would be placed under arrest before the time of the Passover supper on Friday night and was therefore calling them together for a special supper on this Thursday evening. Others thought that this was merely a special occasion which was to precede the regular Passover celebration.

179:0.3 The apostles knew that Jesus had celebrated other Passovers without the lamb; they knew that he did not personally participate in any sacrificial service of the Jewish system. He had many times partaken of the paschal lamb as a guest, but always, when he was the host, no lamb was served. It would not have been a great surprise to the apostles to have seen the lamb omitted even on Passover night, and since this supper was given one day earlier, they thought nothing of its absence.

179:0.4 After receiving the greetings of welcome extended by the father and mother of John Mark, the apostles went immediately to the upper chamber while Jesus lingered behind to talk with the Mark family.

179:0.5 It had been understood beforehand that the Master was to celebrate this occasion alone with his twelve apostles; therefore no servants were provided to wait upon them.

** quote from The Urantia Book, Paper 179

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How often should the Lords supper be taken?

Most churches observe the Lord's Supper or Communion as often as once a quarter.


Why do christians observe the lords supper?

because that way the can remember him and remember who he was


Who fixed the Lords Last Supper?

The inner keeper wife fix the last supper but she did not know. Because Matthew paid the inner keeper.


In what ways is the Passover like the lords supper?

It isn't. Some people think that the last supper was a Passover seder, however, the timing was wrong for that to have happened.


What is the biblical root of the lords supper?

because people were ment to clean his feet nut he cleand theres

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Is Jesus king of kings and lord of lords?

He is considered as such by those of the Christian faith


When was the lords supper?

Answer 1: Tuesday evening. Answer 2: Most Christian churches ascribe to the belief that the Last Supper took place on the Thursday before the Passover.


How often do you take the Lords supper?

Every Sunday


What are the foods and rituals of Christianity?

The Lords Supper and Baptism


What is first penance and first holy communion?

the Lords supper


What are three names for the Holy Communion?

the Eucharist; Holy Communion; the Lord's Supper


What must you do before you go to the lords supper?

you must believe in jesus..


Why do christians observe the lords supper?

because that way the can remember him and remember who he was


How often should the Lords supper be taken?

Most churches observe the Lord's Supper or Communion as often as once a quarter.


What do christians eat at a church?

This is not a universal practice, but at some Christian denominations its called the Lords supper. Comprised of wine and bread, or grape juice and bread depending on the sects stand on alcohol. They are commanded to by God.


Who fixed the Lords Last Supper?

The inner keeper wife fix the last supper but she did not know. Because Matthew paid the inner keeper.


In what ways is the Passover like the lords supper?

It isn't. Some people think that the last supper was a Passover seder, however, the timing was wrong for that to have happened.