How and Why Christians Should Take Communion

by Dale Partridge

Communion is a sacred ordinance within the church. However, for many, it has become a stagnant practice that has lost its meaning. What does the Bible teach us about this magnificent ecclesiological practice? But more than that, how does Lord’s Supper personally bind us together with those in our local church and abroad?

As many know, the act of communion is so theologically dense that books upon books upon books have been written on the topic. Denominations have been created by it. Churches have been split over it. Battles have been fought because of it. People have died because they refused to suspend their observance of it. Communion is complex and magnificent.

In this episode of Real Christianity, Dale dives into the basic theological narrative of the Lord’s Supper in an effort to reveal the blessing of this vital church rite.

Scripture References

  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

    “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; 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.” 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. For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”

  • John 1:29

    “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.”

After watching or listening to this episode, what is your opinion? Do you have any questions or comments? Maybe you have something to add to the discussion? If so, let us know in the comments below.

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