THE LORD'S SUPPER
Why we 'take communion' or 'break bread' together
Everyone is welcome to join us at the
breaking of bread service
(also known as a 'communion' service)
This is a special time for people who love Jesus and have made a personal
commitment (by faith) to love and trust Jesus himself as their Saviour. But if
you have not made this commitment - or are not quite sure yet - we ask you
simply to pass on the bread and the wine without tasting it yourself.
There is nothing 'magical' in the actual bread or wine - they are simply symbols, but very important ones!
If you're not sure where you stand, you are welcome to
contact the church and request a chat to help clarify
The Bible gives these instructions about how Christians
should break bread to remember him:
- The attitude in which Christians approach the
Lord's Table is certainly important (1 Cor 11 v 27-34).
A sense of order in gatherings of the Lord's people is
essential (1 Cor14 v 40).
No specific format, type of service or time of day is
specified, although many scholars feel that in New Testament times it was
probably often celebrated fairly informally after a meal.
Why celebrate the
Instructions given to the church at Corinth give a helpful insight:
The Lord instructed believers to break bread together to remember Him.
"A STUDENT'S DILEMMA"
by James Coates
or 'Passover by Email'
"A Student's Dilemma" tells the story of a shocking discovery made by a Jewish university student in his days as a fresher. He explores the link between the way Christians break bread together and the passover meal of his own faith.
"A Student's Dilemma" is a fictional presentation.
The bread and wine are potent symbols
to stimulate worship and thanksgiving (1 Cor 11 v 23-25).
The bread remind us of the Lord's body
given for us
The wine reminds us of His blood
, shed for us.
Sharing in the bread and wine reminds us of our unity
as believers in the Lord (1 Cor 10
In celebrating the Lord's supper we proclaim the centrality
and significance to us of the Lord's death as an act of witness
(1 Cor 11v 26).
We are to
before the Lord before we take the bread
and wine, confessing any unresolved sin in our lives (1 Cor 11 v 27-29).
We celebrate the Lord's supper until He
Until He comes . .
, reminding us of our future hope
(1 Cor 11 v 26).