Comments on: How Often Should Christians Celebrate Communion? /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/ News and happenings from around Thu, 30 Jun 2011 00:17:29 +0000 hourly 1 By: Jason /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-58112 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 02:48:55 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-58112 After reading everyone’s blogs I see that we all are missing the point. God made his commandments where everyone would understand them. We get so caught up in the details that we start to judge and ridicule one another. We do communion in remembrance of what He did for us, plan and simple. When we start arguing over how often ,we do the Lords Supper, we are turning it into a deed that we do for us, not Him. We are all sinners and undeserving of His gift of salvation. We do His commands out of obedience, not to assure us a spot in heaven. We need to look past the religious differences and start focusing on loving one another as He loves us.

By: Jason /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-58095 Tue, 31 Aug 2010 01:47:56 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-58095 Right on, so many people want to turn the Lords Supper into works or deeds. Its from the heart and for Him so as long as you do it that way , whenever you do it, that is all that matters.

By: Patrick /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-45728 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 16:18:03 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-45728 There is no specification of frequency given in the Bible. There is no commandment that we must do it often, or how often. There is no specification of how often the early Christian church met on Sundays to break bread; only the specification that they did it one time. Also that they continued to do it steadfastly, but again: not how often.

My suggestion is that you do it every chance you get, as long as you do it in rememberance of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for you. If you need a more precise answer, pray. God will give you your answer.

By: Kristi /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-44419 Tue, 25 May 2010 04:25:23 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-44419 oh, thank you, Patrick! Finally, someone wrote what I have been thinking!

By: Mike /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-44151 Fri, 21 May 2010 10:54:27 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-44151 Hello All,
I was reading the Bible and ran across something very interesting at least to me. According to the Bible who did God tell not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge and its not a trick question. :)

By: Mike /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-44010 Thu, 20 May 2010 00:32:48 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-44010 Hello Again Patrick,

Thanks for your comments on this subject, I have enjoyed reading them. We each have our own way of thinking so to speek. Some see the glass as half empty while others may see it as half full and there is nothing wrong with that. I guess thats what makes everyone different. Have a good day!


By: Patrick /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-44007 Wed, 19 May 2010 23:22:29 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-44007 “Often” in English, according to your first link means “Every”. “Often” according to your new definition means “Many Times”. I understand both of these things and that neither one of them has any significance in this case.

As in 1 Corinthians 11:25 “In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” — “AS Often” has a completely different meaning. I agree that it does mean “Every”, but is followed by “As you drink it”.

So we are in agreement that there is no specification of frequency given in the Bible?

And we know that they met on the first day of the week to observe the Lord’s Supper. We do not know that they observed the Lord’s Supper every time they met, nor do we know that they met on the first day of the week every time. I don’t argue that we shouldn’t still meet on the first day of the week, and I don’t argue that there’s anything wrong with observing the Lord’s Supper every week.

I do have a problem when someone from the Church of Christ comes to my door and tells me that the church I attend isn’t holy because the Lord’s Supper isn’t celebrated often enough. Especially when there isn’t anyone out there who can give me concrete evidence from the Bible where it is commanded that we do so.

By: Mike /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-43989 Wed, 19 May 2010 17:54:29 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-43989 Typo
#1. How many times does/must
3. Should read as CHRIST instead of Chris!


By: Mike /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-43979 Wed, 19 May 2010 15:24:28 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-43979 Interesting!

#1. How many times does must an action be repeated to become an example! Simply put the “First day of the Week” is what it is “The First Day of the Week” nothing confusing there. 1 Cor 11:23-26 documents the Church being taught the Lord’s Supper and we know the Disciples taught the same doctrine.

#2. You may want to look at Strong’s LexiConc LINK (Strong’s Number G3740 matches the Greek ὁσάκις (hosakis), which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV – 1Cr 11:25 – 1Cr 11:26 – Rev 11:6) , it shows the word translated from Greek shows it’s “Part of Speech” to be an adverb which means “Many Times” and is not the adjective “Part of Speech” which has the meaning of “Every”.

Teaching of the Lord’s Supper
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat;[a] this is My body which is broken[b] for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

This I do know;
1. As far as once a month quarterly or yearly I have no example, I am *SCRIPTURAL if I follow the example found in Act 20:7 that the disciples’ gathered on the first day of the week to Break Bread.

2. While researching the word “Often” in the original Greek Translation in three verses (1Cr 11:25 – 1Cr 11:26 – Rev 11:6) I found it means “Many Times” and if I partake it every time I have the opportunity I will be *SCRIPTURAL.

3. If Communion becomes merely a ritual, observed to often, becomes boring, is an inconvenience, you’re just going through the motions or not important, then it is time to do some soul searching. It was/is important enough that Chris said “This Do in Remembrance of Me” and the disciples taught the Church to observe it.

4. I believe coming together with other Christians, studying Gods Word, observing God’s Ordnances’ and Worshipping God will allow us to be closer to Him!

5. Every person must satisfy himself/herself that they are worshiping God biblically. There is always something to be learned if we wish to know.

* Scripture: is that portion of literature deemed authoritative for establishing instructions

By: Patrick /blog/index.php/2009/11/30/how-often-should-christians-celebrate-communion/comment-page-1/#comment-43901 Wed, 19 May 2010 00:38:46 +0000 /blog/?p=3111#comment-43901 Acts 20:7 says that the Church gathered on the first day of the week. One time. You know that they are talking about a specific one day because it is immediately followed in the same verse with: “Paul was preaching to them, and since he was leaving the next day, he kept talking until midnight.” It does not say that they gathered on the first day of the week every week for a month, or every week for a year, or every week forever. Just one time.

Show me where it is a commandment from God to follow as these people have done this one time.

Also, where are you seeing the word “Often”? If you’re refering to Jesus’s speech as he broke the bread in 1 Cor 11:25, where he says: “Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” then you’re taking the word OFTEN out of context. I doubt you can find a single version of the bible where Jesus says only: “Do this Often.” He says “AS OFTEN”. So when you specify with your link that the meaning of the word Often is “Every”, then what Jesus is saying is to “Do this to remember me Every time you drink it.” So if you drink it once a year, do it then do it to remember him on that one time per year. If you do it every morning, then do it to remember him every morning. Or if you only do it once in your life, then do it to remember him that one time.

The answer to your third question “what was the purpose?” is answered by 1 Cor 11:25. “Do this to remember me.” It doesn’t say that the only way we can remember Jesus is to take communion. It would be pretty ridiculous if 5 minutes after communion we forgot Jesus and had to take communion again to remember him. Another version says “this do in remembrance of me”. So there is the commandment to do it, but there is still no proof of any specification of frequency, which I believe is the question at hand.