What Is Communion?
Being baptized in Water, and honoring Christ, through the "Lord's Supper" or Communion, are two things that Jesus has instructed the church to do, ( See Matt 28, and 1st Cor 11 ) and we enjoy participating in these ordinances as they are often called.
We generally celebrate Communion on Sunday mornings, the last Sunday of each month.
And, we baptize people in water as often as we can. Sometimes we baptize people every Sunday. It just depends on who had gotten saved recently, or who has decided to be baptized.
These times of communion and baptism, are indeed highlights for us through each month. I think, it's because they each say so much about what Jesus Christ has done for us in Dying on the Cross for our sins, and then being buried, and rising from the dead. These ordinances portray what Christ has done for us, and what has happened to us as we have placed our faith in Him.
If you have been saved, and not yet baptized, I encourage you to do so. Please get in contact with the office or see me at church, and we will make arrangements to get you baptized.
Pastor Bob Grenier
Communion, often called “The Lord’s Supper,” is a memorial in which Christians identify with the crucifixion of Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:20). It’s a time for believers to remember the Lord’s broken body and His shed blood for all people (Luke 22:19-20).
Institution of Communion
Jesus Christ instituted Communion on the eve of His death when He ate the Passover meal with His disciples (Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-25).
Meaning And Symbolism Of Communion
Bread and wine were once served for the Lord’s Supper. Today, many churches, including ours, use crackers and grape juice. The bread symbolizes Christ’s body, which was beaten and broken for us as He died for the sins of humanity. The cup of wine symbolizes His blood which was shed for us as He paid for our sins (John 10:17-18, Ephesians 1:7, Romans 5:8-9).
Essentials For Observing Communion
Anyone who participates in the Lord’s Supper must be a believer. Jesus commanded His disciples to observe Communion (Matthew 26:26), therefore, a person must have placed his or her faith in Jesus Christ for salvation before taking part in Communion. In addition to being believers, we must prepare our hearts to participate in the Lord’s Supper. Paul instructed believers not to “eat this bread or drink this cup in an unworthy manner…” (1Corinthians 11:27). Last, we must examine our lives for any unconfessed sin. Paul reminds us, “Let a man examine himself,” (1 Corinthians 11:28) to avoid bringing judgment upon ourselves. As we become right with God through confessing our sins (1 John 1:9), we may then participate in the Lord’s Supper in a worthy manner.
Past Significance of Communion
Communion is a time to look back, remembering the Lord’s death on the cross. His death was more than just an atoning death - it was a substitutional death. Christ died in our place so that we might live. He took our sins upon Himself so that we could receive His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Present Significance of Communion
Communion is a time to look within, considering our lives in light of our profession of faith. As we enter into Communion, we are to thank Him for our salvation and the privilege of being His child.
Future Significance of Communion
Communion is a time to look ahead toward the second coming of Jesus Christ. Paul said we’re to “proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:26). The Lord’s Supper foreshadows the great marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19).
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