For what purpose do we partake of the Lord´s Supper?

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We partake of the Lord’s Supper, in order that

  1. 1. Our faith will be strengthened and refreshed, as we receive special and personal assurance of forgiveness.

    Jer. 31:25: For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

  2. 2. We can better live according to God’s will, as our faith is strengthened.

    Ps. 119:32: I will run the ways of They commandments, when Thou shalt enlarge my heart.

    Joh. 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit, for without Me ye can do nothing.

  3. We confess the true unity of faith.

    1 Cor. 10:17: For we being many are one bread, and one body; for we are all partakers of that one bread.

    1 Cor. 10:21: Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils. Ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils.

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

Luther: “There is this comfort from this holy Sacrament, that by means of it, Christ keeps His small flock together... But this can never happen, unless there is agreement in doctrine... Our dear Lord Christ instituted this Sacrament in order to preserve unity in doctrine, faith and life.” (Sermon on the Lord’s Supper).