KEY THINGS TO NOTE IN TAKING THE LORD’S SUPPER
Before a person takes the Lord’s Supper, he/she should be baptized as a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord made plain the order of these two ordinances in the Great Commission.
1) We are to make disciples
2) Baptize them
3) Teach them to observe all that He has commanded us to do (Matthew 28:19-20).
The first ordinance, which is baptism, is a one-time event while the second ordinance, which is the Lord’s Supper, is a repeated event throughout our Christian walk. This order was followed by the early church as those who believed in the preaching of the apostles were baptized and then continued steadfastly in the breaking of the bread (Acts 2:41-42).
How often should we take the Lord’s Supper?
There is no limit set by Jesus Christ. In 1 Cor. 11:26. Paul expressed that “as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” The number of times should be determined by the local assembly and it must be done with all seriousness of purpose.