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How Often Should Christians Celebrate Communion? - The Gospel.com Blog
I’ve been in churches that do it every week and others almost never. They all have their reasons, but there doesn’t seem to be a consensus on how often we should celebrate the Lord’s supper. How often do you think Christians should celebrate communion? Share your thoughts!
Sharing communion with others
The idea of a common cup during communion is a bit freaky to me. All those germs from all those mouths are a bit unsettling, but after reading Swine Flu and the Common Cup over at the Gospel Coalition blog, I’m beginning to think there’s something beautiful that happens when we indiscriminately share the cup.
Take and eat - a Christian perspective
During the Last Supper Jesus broke bread with his disciples and gave it to them. He told them to take and eat it saying that it was his body.
Bread and wine - a Christian perspective
At the Last Supper, Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples, presenting them as symbols of the sacrifice he was about to make on the cross.
This is my blood - a Christian perspective
The practice of communion has its beginning in the Last Supper, when Jesus pointed to a cup of wine as a symbol of the blood he would soon shed on his disciples' behalf.
Communion in the Bible: 1 Corinthians 10:16-17
The Christian practice of communion is a commemoration of Jesus' Last Supper, where he shared bread and wine and used them as vivid illustrations of the sacrifice he was about to make. Today at communion services, Christians around the world drink wine and eat bread to remember Christ's blood and body, sacrificed for us on the cross.
Eat the flesh - a Christian perspective
Nobody can be saved unless they repent and receive Christ's salvation. Jesus uses the metaphor of eating--we must "eat" of the body of Christ to receive the salvation he offers.
Broke bread - a Christian perspective
Shortly before his betrayal, Jesus celebrated a final supper with his disciples. He held up broken bread as a symbol of the sacrifice he was about to make. To this day, countless Christian churches celebrate communion in imitation of this last supper.
Do this in remembrance of me - a Christian perspective
On the eve of his betrayal, Jesus told his disciples to remember his sacrifice by eating bread and wine that symbolized his broken body and shed blood. Christians today still take the "Lord's supper" as a way of remembering Christ's death.
This is my body - a Christian perspective
The Christian practice of communion springs from this story, in which Jesus shares bread and wine with his disciples and encourages them to view it as a symbol of his sacrifice for them.