Common Bread in the Lord’s Supper

“Number fifty days… Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves… they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto the Lord.”

 Lev. 23:16,17

“Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God?  It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.”

Luke 13:20-21

“For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.”

1 Cor. 11:26




Historic Quotes on Common Bread in the Lord’s Supper




Houston, Thomas – The Elements – Bread and Wine in the Lord’s Supper  1878, in The Lord’s Supper: Its Nature, Ends and Obligations and Mode of Administration, pp. 253-4 

Webb, Andy – Must We Use Unleavened Bread in the Lord’s Supper?  2008, 4 paragraphs with 10 historic reformed quotes following




Voetius, Gisbert – ‘6. Question: Ought the Bread to be Unleavened?’  in Ecclesiastical Politics, vol. 1, book 2, tract 2, section 4, ch. 1, pp. 733-735




“And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, for it was not leavened; because they were thrust out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had they prepared for themselves any victual.”

Ex. 12:39

“And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the Lord: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.”

Lev. 23:6

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