Not Sure About Communion?
Below are answers to the most common questions and objections people have about being baptized.
What Is Communion?
Communion, sometimes referred to as the Lord’s Supper, is a celebration of Christ’s death and Resurrection.
Jesus never asked his disciples to remember His birth but he did instruct them to remember his death and resurrection. He gave the church two visible symbols (called, “ordinances”) as reminders of his death.
These two ordinances are:
Communion (The Lord’s Supper)
Communion is an object lesson that represents a great spiritual truth for believers.
What is Communion?
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
It is a simple act.
“The Lord Jesus, on the night He was betrayed, took bread…” (vs. 23)
It is a reminder.
“…and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘This is my body, which is for you; eat it in remembrance of me.’” (vs. 24)
It is a symbol.
“In the same way, He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood; drink it to remember me.’” (vs. 25)
It is a statement of faith.
“For whenever you eat the bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes back.” (vs. 26)
Who Should Take Communion?
Only those who are already believers in Jesus Christ. (Mark 14:22-26)
How do I prepare Myself for Communion?
Self-Examination – 1 Corinthians 11:27
Confessing My Sins – 1 John 1:9
Recommitment – Romans 12:1
Restoring Relationships – Matthew 5:23-24
Why Should I Take Communion?
Jesus never said when or how often believers should observe Communion. The first Lord’s Supper happened on a Thursday night. In the Bible, Christians observed the communion in small groups in homes. So, there is no biblical designated schedule or location for the Lord’s Supper.
For Jesus, the Communion was not about a strict set of rules, but about a simple but powerful way of remembering what Jesus did for us through His death and resurrection.