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Communion

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Death, Burial, Ressurrection, Ascension (To Heaven), Descension (Coming Again)

1Co 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

It is the "Lord's Supper" because it commemorates the Passover meal that Jesus ate with his disciples; it is "Communion" because through it we commune with God and with other believers. The Lord's Supper is for believers only and should be observed solely by those who are in right relationship with Christ.

Before we partake we are to give ourselves a thorough self-examination, looking honestly at our hearts for anything that should not be there and sifting out all evil.

Jesus instituted a new meal which is not only a memorial of His death, but also a fellowship meal of unity. It is a proclamation and a symbol of the believers' anticipation of Jesus' return, when all God's promises will be fulfilled

As we eat and drink, we should quietly reflect as we recall Jesus' death and his promise to come again, being grateful for God's wonderful gift to us.

very purpose of the occasion, which was to bring harmony and unity among those who belonged to Christ, as they remembered His sacrifice to make them one in Him.

Frequency: Acts 20:7

Act 20:7 Now on the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul, ready to depart the next day, spoke to them and continued his message until midnight.

Manner: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29

1Co 11:23 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;

1Co 11:24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."

1Co 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."

1Co 11:26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

Very purpose of the occasion, which was to bring harmony and unity among those who belonged to Christ, as they remembered His sacrifice to make them one in Him.

When believers participate they are sharing in the blood of Christ and sharing in the body of Christ. It is communing with the Lord and with His people. Celebrating our common salvation and eternal life is the ultimate fellowship of believers while we are on earth, and reflects the perfect fellowship we

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