uk bible students home page Home

◄◄◄Return to Calendar

U.K. Bible Students Website.

Text of the Day

 

 

 

 

APRIL 12

 

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the participation of the blood of Christ?

The bread which we break, is it not the participation of the body of Christ? For we being many are one loaf—1. Cor. 10:16,17.

 

It is one cup, though it be the juice of many grapes, even as it is one loaf, though it be from many grains. The grains cannot maintain their individuality and their own life, if they would become bread for others; the grapes cannot maintain themselves as grapes, if they would constitute the life-giving spirit; and thus we see the beauty of the Apostle’s statement that the Lord’s people are participants in the one loaf and cup. There is no other way that we can attain the new nature than by accepting the Lord’s invitation to drink of His cup, and be broken with Him as members of the one loaf, and to be buried with Him in baptism into His death, and thus to attain with Him resurrection glory, honor and immortality.

 

Parallel passages: Ex. 12: 3-14, 18, 21-28; Matt. 26: 26-28; Mark 14: 22-25; 10: 35-39; Luke 12: 50; John 18: 11;  1.Cor. 11: 23-34;  Luke 22: 19, 20; Rom. 6: 1-11; 8: 10, 17; 12: 1;  1.Cor. 15: 29-34;      2. Cor. 1:5;4: 8;  Gal. 2: 20;  Phil. 3: 10;  Col 1: 24  2.Tim. 2: 10-12;   1.Pet. 2:19-24; 3:17,18; 4:13-19; Col. 1:27;  1.Cor. 12: 12, 13;  Heb. 3: 1; 7: 26, 27;  1.Pet. 2: 5, 9; Heb. 10: 4-10; 13: 10-14; 9: 13-23.