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  • Betty A. Burnett

A lack of Understanding Causes Major Problems

Communion (The Lord’s Supper)

Many people in the body of Christ take communion without understanding the significance of it, and how serious it is.

Jesus’ disciples partook of the “Last Supper” for this reason; so, His disciples and all those who born-again would never forget what He did for them and us when He shed His precious blood and His body was broken. And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed, and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, take, eat; this is My body. 

Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins (Matthew 26:26-28). 

Traditionally, many churches take communion on a specific Sunday, once a month. Jesus said, as often as you do this, do in remembrance of Me. So, if someone wants to take communion every day, it is not improper, because they are remembering what Jesus did for them.

On the other hand, someone who remembers Jesus  every day, and only takes communion once in a blue moon, that is okay. The focus is to always remember what Jesus did for us.

Jesus did not go in depth with His disciples as He did with Paul, therefore we also take communion the way Paul wrote, which incorporates what Jesus said.

Institution of the Lord’s Supper

 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;  and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me. 

In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, this cup is the new covenant in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

This is just a small part of what  Paul received from Jesus

Examine Yourself

Therefore, whoever eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup. 

For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this reason, many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep. 

For if we would judge ourselves, we would not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened by the Lord, that we may not be condemned with the world. Therefore, my brethren when you come together to eat, wait for one another.  But if he  is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together for judgment. And the rest I will set in order when I come (1 Corinthians 1:23-34).

Tomorrow, I will post more pertaining to Communion (the Lord’s Supper) and its significance.

Betty A. Burnett ~

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