What Does it Mean to Eat His Bread and Drink His Cup?

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Hi E____,

Thank you ​for this question. Yes, you are exactly right. Neither Christ nor Paul are adding a new ritual to replace and old ritual.

We show the Lord’s death by “dying daily” (1Co​ 15:31) and being “crucified with Christ” (Gal 2:20) daily. If we replace the death of our old man with the ritual of washing his feet, then we are not “doing as He did to us” in that He serves us, as we are to serve one another every day. The so-called ‘Lord’s supper’ is simply a parable of the spiritual truths Christ imparted to us in these words:

Luk 22:17  And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves:
Luk 22:18  For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.
Luk 22:19  And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me.
Luk 22:20  Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

As the apostle Paul explains, it is now ours to give our “[bodies] for His body’s sake, which is the church”.

Col 1:24  Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church:

Colossians 1:24 is “doing this in remembrance of me”. This verse applied in our own lives is “eat[ing] the bread, and drink[ing] this cup [and] show[ing] the Lord’s death till He comes.”

1Co 11:26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

I hope this helps.

Your fellow servant,


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