We believe in the commemoration and observing of the Lord’s supper by the sacred use of the broken bread, a precious type of the Bread of Life even Jesus Christ, whose body was broken for us; and by the juice of the vine, a blessed type which should ever remind the participant of the shed blood of the Savior who is the True Vine of which His children are the branches; that this ordinance is a glorious reminder that spans the gulf of the years between Calvary and the coming of the Lord.
These elements of the fruit of the vine and the bread, when received by faith, mediate to the believer the spiritual benefits of Christ’s Death. The elements in themselves are only tokens, but when received by faith, real communion with the Lord is experienced and the benefits of that communion may be mediated. (See 1 Cor. 10:16; 11:27,28,29)