Why do we as Christians observe communion?
• First, the Lord told us to observe communion. As believers we are to obey him.
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." 1 Corinthians 11:24
• Through communion we are remembering Jesus Christ and what he did through us through his life, death, and resurrection.
"This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." 1 Corinthians 11:24
• Communion allows us time to examine ourselves.
A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. 1 Corinthians 11:28
• In observing communion we are proclaiming that Jesus did in fact die for our sins. We are proclaiming this until his return.
For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:26
• During communion we show our participation in the body of Christ. We are made new creatures in him and we are all members of his body.
Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all partake of the one loaf. 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
Join us this Sunday, September 14 as we celebrate communion as a body of Christ!