Communion

Communion is a special reminder for every believer. It is a powerful picture of the new covenant between God and His people, which Jesus established by the shedding of His blood for the forgiveness of sin.

If you know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, we invite you to join us as we celebrate Communion (The Lord’s Supper) together, on the first Sunday of every month.

Frequently Asked Questions About Communion (The Lord’s Supper)


What is the meaning of Communion?

Communion is a physical reminder of God’s free gift of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ. On the eve of His betrayal, Jesus used physical, everyday objects to signify the deep, spiritual truth of His coming death and resurrection, which paid the price for mankind’s sin, past, present and future. The broken bread foreshadowed Jesus’ broken body. The wine foreshadowed the blood of Jesus, poured out for us on the cross.

  • While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:26-29

 

Why do we celebrate Communion?

Communion is a celebration and declaration of your acceptance of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross for the forgiveness of your sin. In participating in Communion, you are proclaiming that you accept Christ’s gift of salvation.

  • “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.” 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

 

Who can celebrate Communion?

Just as the very first Communion was between Jesus and His disciples, Communion remains a worshipful celebration for those who have a relationship with Jesus, as their Lord and Savior.

  • While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” Matthew 26:26-29
  • “For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself.” 1 Corinthians 11:29

 

Why do we use wine?

We choose to use wine because that is what Jesus used and because it is available. However, because we are not legalistic about it, if wine was not available, we could use grape juice, apple juice or even tomato juice. Communion is all about our hearts – recognizing, remembering and celebrating God’s gift of salvation to us through the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ.

 

As believers in Jesus Christ, we welcome you to celebrate Communion with us on the first Sunday of every month.

 

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