There is a day of remembrance that has been set up so man can honor the one who gave his all for mankind. That day is the Lord’s Day.
Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper (communion) for a remembrance of his unselfish sacrifice for mankind.
Matthew wrote, “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom” (Matt. 26: 26-29).
This memorial is to keep this great sacrifice ever before man’s mind, reminding all of God’s love for all mankind (John 3: 16, 17).
Paul wrote of this love and sacrifice as he addressed the saints at Rome. “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die.
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him” (Romans 5:6-9).
The Lord’s Supper was set up by Christ to be kept each first day of the week by Christians.
“And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42); “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight” (Acts 20:7).
Some early Christians abused this day, causing the Apostle Paul to write, “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
“After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord’s death till he come.
“Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body” (1 Cor. 11:23-29).
The Lord’s Day comes once a week and Christians should partake of the Lord’s Supper each week to be reminded of the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord.
He gave his Life that all men, if they obey him (1 Cor. 15:1-4).