by Renee McKee
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What is communion? What dose it mean? Why did Jesus tell his disciples and us to take communion? Do we have to take it at church only or can we take it at home?
Communion is a supper that Jesus took with his disciples before he was crucified. Communion is bread and wine and it is a symbol of Jesusí body and blood. Jesusí for a reason. The reason he died is to take all our sins and sickness away. Now for Jesus to do this he had to die. So, he was letting his disciples know that the supper that they were taken was a symbol of Jesusí to understand what I am saying you will need to read 1st Corinthians 11:1-22. This is in the New Testament.
We donít have to take communion only at church. We can take communion at home, at work on break time, at school at lunch time. You can take communion on an air plane. God wants us to take Communion to remember what Jesusí done for us. We also take communion to let the devil know that this is what Jesus did for us. He does not like it when we take communion because he knows when we confess our sins and confess that we are covered by the BLOOD OF JESUS the devil can not cross that blood line unless we let him.
1st Corinthians 11:23-34
For I have received of the Lord which also I delivered unto you, that the lord Jesus 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:Ē this do in remembrance of me. After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye as oft as ye drink it in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat the bread, and drink this cp ye do show the Lordís death till he come; wherefore whosever shall eat this bread. And drink this cup of the lord, unworthily shall be qiulty of the body and blood of the lord. But let a man examine himself and so let him eat of that bread and drink of the cup for he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the lordís body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you and many sleep. For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
1st Corinthians 15:3-4
For I delieverd unto you first o all that which I also received how that Christ did fro our sins according to the scriptures and than the was buried and than the rose again the third day according to the scriptures.
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and break it, and gave it to the disciples and said, Take, eat; this my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; for this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Fatherís kingdom.
Thanks is Eucharisteo; good or well. Response expresses itself in thanksgiving and praise.
Broke [kalo] to break, breaking off of leaves, sprouts. In the NT used only breaking of bread. Applied to the body of Christ broken on the cross.
Body [soma] corporeal body, whether of man or creature; living or dead. The body is the vessel of the spiritual part of man which is called [psuche]
Remembrance [anamnesis] a memorial we are remembering what Jesus did for us. The memory of the greatness of the sacrifice should cause the believer to abstain from sin.
New [kainos] to renew, something that went from old to new. God made us a new man in the old became new.
Had supped [ideipneo] evening meal.
Show [kataggello] to declare plainly, to tell declare, openly or proclaimed.
When Jesus died on the cross he did not look human. Becuase his body was bruised,cut,and torn. He did all of this for us. One day he knew we would need him. Jesus wants us to take part in communion every single day. Because we are remembering his death. We are saying to the devil yes, Jesus died on that cross for me and my family so back of devil. We aslo take communion because God asked us to.
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