Why Did Jesus Institute the Lord’s Supper?
The question “What does this ceremony mean?” triggered a time of remembrance when the Lord was merciful to his people and brought them salvation.
In similar fashion, Jesus used the Passover to institute another ceremony designed to trigger remembrance. Using bread and wine, two elements of the Passover feast, he applied new meaning to them. The bread represented his body given for them. The cup stood for his blood, poured out for the forgiveness of sins.
Why did Jesus institute the Lord’s Supper? So we would remember.