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Communion

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes. 1 Corinthians 11:26

Communion has become an afterthought in Modern Day Christianity. Most Churches will try to fit it in on “special occasions” or holidays. But have we really missed the point of Communion? People call Communion a “Sacrament” meaning ritual however Communion was a commandment from Jesus Christ

Jesus said “Do this in remembrance of Me” (1 Corinthians 11:24, Luke 22:19, Mark 14), so you say “Well I do it occasionally therefor I’m fulfilling it. But your missing the relationship (communion) with Christ, your not proclaiming the Lords death or anticipating his return. These are all parts of the act of Communion

On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight. Acts 20:7

Everytime Christians came together to worship in the first Century , they had Communion (broke bread) Sometimes the Christians would meet daily (Acts 2:46) sometimes weekly, but they always had Communion during there worship time.  So what did they know or see that we are missing?

Many of us today still celebrate the Resurrection of Christ (Easter) however I think over time we have drifted away from our relationship with Jesus and that glorious day. Communion is a time to reestablish that moment when Christ entered the Upper Room. Our Living Hope by his blood and body of the Passover Lamb.

I’m not a legalist, I’ve been guilty of this my self. However since my family has been doing Communion every service, I feel my relationship with Christ strengthening. The Hope of the Resurrection is continually brought to life, and the thankfulness of his sacrifice pierces my soul. Do this in remembrance of Jesus!

Cross Is Foolishness

For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God 1 Corinthians 1:18

When non-believers and skeptics hear about the cross, they just don’t understand. How can a group of people put so much emphasis and praise into a Roman torture device? A device that nobody comes back alive and is tortured for hours at the entertainment of the wicked crowds

How can God take a torture device and use it to free his people from the slavery of sin and death? Why would the Son of God willingly lay down his life, have his body broken and blood poured out, for wretched sinners?

This is what makes the cross foolishness to the unsaved, they can’t ponder the amazing love and grace from God. How do we as believers understand this love? We can’t but we accept it by faith and become washed clean and Born Again!

For it is written, “I WILL DESTROY THE WISDOM OF THE WISE, AND THE CLEVERNESS OF THE CLEVER I WILL SET ASIDE.” Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?1 Corinthians 1:19-20

The skeptic gets angry and declares “This is foolishness”! They believe they are smarter than their Creator, and redemption from God is not possible. However, Resurrection Sunday showed us that our Salvation has been completed by Jesus Christ!

The power of God was displayed at the cross, where Christ took the penalty for our sins, and rose again! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God! Amen!