Headship of Christ

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

We normally don’t get the context of these verses when we are served Communion. The passage comes at the tail end of a rebuke of wealthy and insensitive parishioners, and instructions on submission.

The Lord’s Supper was never about the wealthy or the poor or submission, but about the community coming together on His behalf.

We are all one in Christ, the way it was intended to be. Nobody’s better; nobody’s worse. We all submit to the headship of Christ.

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