Posts tagged communion
Going Through The Motions

My husband and I recently started going to a new church.  We didn't know anyone; we didn't know a lot of the songs sang at worship.  Because it was the first Sunday of the month, they had communion.  Finally, something familiar.  

Same wafers, same plastic cups with juice, same Scripture read.  It was a relief to have something familiar among all of the difference.  

That is until the cup was blessed.  The pastor said a prayer and we drank.  I nearly spit out my juice, I looked at my husband and he had nearly done the same.  It was not the familiar grape juice we had expected, instead it was...

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Do What In Remembrance of Me?

If you’ve ever participated in the Eucharist, you have most likely heard these words in Luke 22 : 19:

And he took bread, and when he had given thanks,
he broke it and gave it to them, saying,
“This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 

I have always assumed this means we should remember Jesus’ sacrifice by physically participating in breaking bread together.  Yes.  2000 years of church history cannot be wrong.  Although…is that ALL Jesus meant?

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