By: Steve Negley

Posted: April 7, 2023

Category: Daily Devotional

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

23 For I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body that is for[a] you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

On Good Friday, we pause to remember the death of Jesus on the cross. Years after that fateful Friday, the Apostle Paul wrote his timeless words to the church in Corinth. Paul recorded what had been handed on to him by the resurrected Lord Jesus. There is a promise contained in these words that as we encounter bread at the communion table, we experience the body of the Lord which was broken for us on the cross. The cup at communion also helps us to claim the power of the new covenant for us in the blood of Christ. In eating and drinking from the Lord’s Table, on Good Friday or any other day, the Lord’s death is proclaimed.


God of the Good Friday cross and the empty tomb of Easter, help us to remember the life-changing power for us in Jesus’ death. Give us words this day to tell of your actions for each of us, as we remember your power, grace, and love. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.