“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave—28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
The Lord Jesus gave his apostles authority in the church, to teach and write down inspired Scripture, to give us truth to remember Him rightly. Those apostles appointed elders in the churches and passed on the stewardship of the church to them. So you see elders preaching and serving the Supper now. This is a stewardship. It isn’t our table, it is the Lord’s. See through us to see Jesus giving you bread and wine. Don’t get stuck on the stewards – how silly or smart, or simple or sophisticated you think we are. See the Servant instead, who gave His life as a ransom for many.
Do not see your Master as a hard man. He is not. He lavishes us with grace and daily bread. We see that every week here. He will entrust us with much more in the consummation. We will enter into His joy. Jesus, for the joy set before Him, endured the cross and despised its shame. So trust Him, and go serve Him with all your might. Your strength may be small, but the main thing is that you use it. Take and eat, take and drink. And go in the strength of this food to serve the Lord. But first
Receive and rest on Christ alone today.