Why should we remember Jesus’ death?
Jesus’ death was the most important event in history
God showed outstanding love by sending his Son to earth to die for us. (1 John 4:9, 10) Jesus told his followers to remember his death by means of a simple ceremony involving bread and wine. Doing so each year is a way of expressing our appreciation for the love shown by God and by Jesus.
Who should partake of the bread and the wine?
When Jesus first told his disciples to remember his death, he spoke about a covenant, or an agreement. (Matthew 26:26-28) It opened up the prospect for them and a limited number of others to become kings and priests with him in heaven. Although millions commemorate Jesus’ death, only those in that covenant partake of the bread and the wine.