To those who come to the Lord’s Table, sorrowing for the sins that nailed Christ to the cross, hating those sins but trusting that His death has atoned for them all, and resolving to walk in thankful obedience and in love to God and their neighbors, the Lord’s Supper holds forth great benefits.
In what follows, we will identify several of these benefits. The death of Christ is of infinite worth and value, and its benefits many and lasting. To possess some of these benefits implies that in due time we will know and possess them all, for “he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil. 1:6).
First Benefit: Reconnection with Christ Crucified
One of the chief spiritual disciplines of the Christian life is remembering—remembering the God who made us, all the ways He has led us in life, all that He has done for us, all the good and perfect gifts He has showered on us. The psalmist writes, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits” (103:2). Through the power of memory, we reconnect with the past. Christ Himself declares that we must partake of the Lord’s Supper as a way of recalling and reconnecting with Him in His sufferings and death for our redemption and in His intercession for our sanctification and preservation.
How Can I Benefit from the Lord’s Supper? – Cultivating Biblical Godliness Series
(Beeke & Lanning)