Body Of Christ, Symbolized
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As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed, and broke it; and he gave to the disciples. Then he said: Take, eat; this is (represents) (means) (exemplifies) my body.
He gave thanks. Then he took the bread, broke it and gave it to them, saying: This represents my body that is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.
I am the living bread that came down out of heaven. If any man eats of this bread he will live forever. Yes and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world. The Jews argued with one another saying: How can this man give us his flesh to eat? Jesus responded to them: Truly I tell you if you do not eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood you will not have life in yourselves.read more.
He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has everlasting life! I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides with me, and I with him. The living Father sent me and I live because of the Father. He who takes me for his food will live because of me. This is the bread that came down out of heaven. It is not like the bread (manna) the fathers ate and then died. He who eats this bread will live forever.
The cup of blessing we bless, is it not the sharing of the blood of Christ? The bread we break, is it not the sharing of the body of Christ?
For I received from the Lord that which I delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread. And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, Take and eat. This represents (is) my body, which is broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me. In the same manner, after supper, he took the cup, saying, This cup represents (is) the new covenant of my blood. Drink this as often as you do it in remembrance of me.read more.
For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till he comes. Whoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of [sinning against] (falsely representing) the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself before he eats of that bread, and drinks of that cup. For he that eats and drinks unworthily, eats and drinks damnation to himself, not discerning (not judging rightly) the Lord's body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.