WHAT WE BELIEVE ABOUT COMMUNION — THE LORD’S SUPPER
“For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which 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 He took the cup also after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.’”
1 Corinthians 11:23-25
Do you ever forget moments you thought would be unforgettable? Significant events happen, but inevitably the impact wears away. What once seemed so life-changing fades into the distance. Jesus knew about this problem so he instituted a common practice for His followers that would remind them of who He was and what He had done. Paul speaks of this in the verses above. Remembering what Christ did brings it to life in us and encourages us to live in the grace He has provided.
The Bible also teaches that when we take communion we are somehow experiencing the presence of Christ. The nature of this presence is one of the many mysteries in the Christian faith. In some manner, Christ is participating with us as we celebrate communion.
There are many different ways that communion is practiced in various churches and denominations. At Blackhawk we celebrate communion once a month during our regular worship services, and occasionally at special worship services. Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ alone for salvation is welcome to participate in the Lord’s Supper (communion), regardless of your church affiliation. As we participate, may we remember that true life is only found in Jesus.