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Why Communion?

Mar 1, 2015, Author: Keith Wilson

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WHY COMMUNION?

1 Corinthians 11:17-29

1) Communion Proclaims the Gospel

-The elements tell the story of Jesus sacrifice on our behalf.

-Taking communion is a physical reminder of Jesus’ death; they “proclaim the Lord’s death until He returns”.

2) Communion Causes Us to Remember Christ

– Whenever we hold those small physical reminders of what Christ did for us on the cross, we are reminded of what Jesus went through.

-“Remembering” means more than recollection of historical facts.

– Communion is intended to engage both the mind and the heart; it’s more than an intellectual exercise.

3) Communion is a Call to Love

-Paul pens this passage precisely because people were failing to love; the rich Corinthians ate their fill while people right next to them in church went hungry.

-Paul commended this loveless behavior because it contradicts the meaning of the Lord’s Supper.

-It is impossible to rightly understand the physical symbols of Christ’s death for the Church while denying by your actions that Christ died for those who need help right around you.