The Power of Remembrance


The definition of the word remember is “to bring to mind or think of again.” Many of us journal, take pictures, or simply recall the defining moments of life, all in the hopes of not forgetting the beauty and the pain that make our stories distinct. There is power in remembrance.

  • What do you want to hold onto and not forget; what above all else do you desire to remember?


19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


  1. What are four actions Jesus did with the bread? How did those things serve as symbolism to his earthly body?
  2. How were the bread and cup similar? How were they different?
  3. What elements did Jesus teach were necessary to institute the new covenant? 
  4. What difference would it make to remember Christ and his sacrifice consistently? How might your faith be strengthened and renewed?


The body and blood of Jesus were needed to bring lasting forgiveness and usher in a new covenant. This new way provides healing and regeneration for you and me through the breaking of Christ. As believers who have entered into this new covenant, we should stop, now and again, to remember and give thanks for Christ’s pursuant and sacrificial love.

  • Meditate on Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. Be nourished by the forgiveness and grace he has given you.