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)

link to: 'Are You Going to Heaven?'

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 your thoughts.

The Bible gives these instructions about how Christians should break bread to remember him:

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.

bread and wine


Why celebrate the
'Lord's Supper'?

Instructions given to the church at Corinth give a helpful insight:

Obedience

Obey
The Lord instructed believers to break bread together to remember Him.

To read:

"A STUDENT'S DILEMMA"
or 'Passover by Email'

by James Coates


"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.

Remembrance

The bread and wine are potent symbols to stimulate worship and thanksgiving (1 Cor 11 v 23-25).
Symbols
The bread remind us of the Lord's body given for us
The wine reminds us of His blood, shed for us.

Communion

Unity
Sharing in the bread and wine reminds us of our unity as believers in the Lord (1 Cor 10 v14-17).

Proclamation

In celebrating the Lord's supper we proclaim the centrality
Witness
and significance to us of the Lord's death as an act of witness (1 Cor 11v 26).

Confession

We are to
Prepare
examine ourselves before the Lord before we take the bread and wine, confessing any unresolved sin in our lives (1 Cor 11 v 27-29).

Expectation

We celebrate the Lord's supper until He
Until He comes . . 
comes again, reminding us of our future hope in Him.
(1 Cor 11 v 26).



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