The Breaking of Bread
June 17, 2013
Philippians Favorites – 1:6
June 20, 2013
The Breaking of Bread
June 17, 2013
Philippians Favorites – 1:6
June 20, 2013

Participating in Communion

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“After the same manner also He took the cup, and when He had supped,
saying,
This cup is the New Testament in my Blood:
this do, as oft as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”
1 Corinthians 11:25

Every time you partake in Communion, you recall/remember the Lord’s death, burial AND resurrection. You take it remembering what Jesus purchased for you. But there’s more.

Did you know you can take Communion as often as you need to? It doesn’t have to be just once a month. Some churches provide it every Sunday. I know some believers who take it daily. The number of times you take Communion isn’t as important as the reason for your taking it.

By taking Communion you are focusing on the finished work of Jesus on the Cross for you. You are taking the Bread of Life God provided in Jesus. Bread has always been a symbol of life, sustenance, nourishment. But Jesus’ body was broken for you. He willingly gave Himself in your place and let His body become broken. Had Jesus not willingly given His life for the payment of sin and provision of God’s love and grace to all mankind, we’d still be in a pickle today, without hope. But the tomb is empty today and Jesus is alive.

Therefore, when you participate in Communion, you are remembering what Jesus has done for you. If you have a special need in your physical body or in your life, you can feel free to take Communion, recognizing Jesus shed blood, His finished work on your behalf. Sickness and disease must bow its knee to the Blood of Jesus. They have no authority in your life, so when you participate in Communion, you are calling forth the healing that Jesus purchased for you on the Cross.

Communion is not to be taken lightly because what it represents is not something to be taken or regarded lightly. The Cross and the empty tomb  changed the course of history and was the avenue God provided to reconcile us back into fellowship with Him and give us all things to enjoy.

Communion is a celebration of God’s power, His love and goodness.  Come and participate in it with expectation. Receive all that God has for you. He’ll meet you there.