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Why Should We Take Part In The Holy Communion?

  1. Mat 26:26 to 28, (Mark 14:22 - 25; Luke 22:19 & 20) While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
  2. John 6:53 to 58, "Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. (1.), Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and (2.), I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is real food and my blood is real drink. (3.), Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I live because of the Father, so (4.), the one who feeds on me will live because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your forefathers ate manna and died, (5.), but he who feeds on this bread will live forever."
  3. 1 Cor. 11:23 to 31, For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me." For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep. But if we judged ourselves, we would not come under judgment.

Meaning: "The Celebration of the Lord’s Supper is an ordinance of the Church, instituted by the Lord Jesus Christ, for every true believer of the body of Christ may regularly take part in it, to remember His great sacrifice on the cross."

The Protestant Tradition: "This do in remembrance of Me" In both I Cor.11:24 & 25. (The presence of Jesus Christ is Spiritual. It is a symbolic act.)

The Purpose of the Holy Communion is to:

  1. Make us remember that Jesus Christ died for us. I Cor.11:24.
  2. Make us conscious without Christ help we cannot live for Him. Col.1:27.
  3. Make us to remember our own sinfulness. I Cor.11:28.
  4. The healing wounds of Christ. I Cor.11:30.

The Seriousness of the Holy Communion:

  1. It must not be received unworthily. I Cor. 11:27.
  2. One must examine himself before partaking in it. I Cor. 11:28.
  3. The failure to self examine brings sickness and death. I Cor. 11:29 & 30.
  4. It can not be taken as food. I Cor. 11:34

When we can take part in it?

When ever we need it. or once in a month as a Church after self examination I Cor.11:31.

The Benefits of taking Holy Communion.

  1. We are doing this to obey Jesus Christ our Lord and to remember Him. (I Cor.11:24 & 25).
  2. We get a chance of self examining ourselves that help us to come closer to God. (I Cor.11:31).
  3. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life. (John 6:54)
  4. Jesus will raise him up at the last day. (John 6:54)
  5. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me, and I in him. (John 6:56)
  6. the one who feeds on me will live because of me. (John 6:57)
  7. he who feeds on this bread will live forever. (John 6:58)

Apostle Paul says "you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes " (I Cor.11:26)

Who may partake in this Holy Communion?

All the disciples of Jesus Christ who has truly repented for their sinful life and taken Water Baptism (who got their Salvation as in Mark 16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. to wear Christ as in Gal 3:27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.) Because we can not take part in it unworthily as in 1 Cor 11:27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Otherwise it may result in 1 Cor 11:28 to 30, A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.

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