Does the Lord's Supper add anything to Christ's atoning work?
Does the Lord’s Supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work?
No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But those who take part with unrepentant hearts eat and drink judgment on themselves.
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God. . . . (1 Peter 3:18)
One of my favorite songs we sing when we take the Lord's Supper as a congregation is "Behold the Lamb: A Communion Hymn." It tells of the signficance of why we take the Lord's Supper, and the accomplishing work of Christ on the cross for us. Take a listen below and use it in your family worship on Sundays in which we take the supper (first Sunday of each month).