COMMUNION


at Christian Life Fellowship

What does the Bible say about Communion?

 

BIBLE VERSE:

 

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 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.” 25 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.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 27 So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.

 

1 Corinthians 11:23-29

What is
Communion?

As Christians “Communion” is an ordinance given by Jesus to his disciples during the last supper. Communion is a way for believers to show their love and fellowship with Jesus, and remember his atoning sacrifice that gave humanity the gift of eternal life. 

When does the Bible say I should take Communion?

The term whenever in Verse 26 indicates that communion is not necessarily to be viewed as a scheduled ritual at a certain time or date. It is not something you need to do daily, weekly or even monthly. We can celebrate communion every time we want to remember what Jesus did for us. 

Where should I celebrate Communion?

Here at Christian Life Fellowship, believe that communion can be celebrated anywhere. We encourage our LIFE Groups to have communion when they get together. Our church also sets up communion stations in particular services where we take communion as a corporate body. We also share communion at special events, nights of prayer and fasting. 

What are the Communion elements and how to take them?

The Bible speaks about two elements that were used to celebrate communion: the Eating of Bread and the Drinking from the Cup. 

 

Eating of the Bread: 

The eating of the Bread symbolizes how Christ’s body was beaten, torn, and crucified for the forgiveness of our sins. 

  • So what type of bread should I use for communion? 

Any piece of bread or cracker will do. 

  • What do I do when I eat the bread? 

This is a time to reflect, pray and give thanks to Jesus for enduring the cross for the forgiveness of our sins.  

 

 

Drinking from the Cup:

The drinking from the Cup represents the new covenant God made with humanity. It was because of the pouring of the precious blood of Jesus on the cross that we can receive forgiveness for all our sins. 

  • So what type of cup and drink should I use for communion? 

For our corporate communion, we use grape juice. You can use any cup and pour any juice of your choice.   

  • What to do after drinking from the Cup? 

This is a great time to thank Jesus for his sacrifice, which made our sins – though they are like scarlet – as white as snow. Through his sacrifice, we now have access to God the Father.

Closing remarks

Rather than asking ‘When is communion offered at CLF?’ We like to focus on the ‘how‘ communion should be celebrated. Our Savior Jesus Christ came to give us freedom and teach us how to shy away from traditions and rituals that are not needed to worship him. We now know that we can celebrate communion anywhere and whenever we want to remember Jesus’ amazing sacrifice for us.

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