The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus on the night of his betrayal when he was with his disciples in an upper room in Jerusalem celebrating Passover (Mark 14:12-26).
In the ordinance, the bread and the cup symbolize his body and his blood, given for the salvation of his people. It is meant to be a perpetual remembrance of his atoning death and is to be observed in his church until his return.
The Lord’s Supper is:
- a proclamation of Christ’s death and is to be celebrated until his imminent return (1 Corinthians 11:26)
- a confirmation that all the benefits from Christ’s sacrifice are for believers
- a bond of the fellowship believers have with Christ and with one another
- a means of grace to promote spiritual nourishment and growth in Christ
- an opportunity for self examination (1 Corinthians 11:28)
At GBC, we celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of each month in the morning and the third Sunday of each month in the evening.
Who should participate
The Lord's Supper is a church ordinance in which those who participate have professed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and are living for him. All are welcome to be present during this time in our service but we ask that only those who are believers participate in the ordinance.