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Communion is when we gather to honor our Lord's command, "This do in remembrance of Me" (1 Cor. 11:24–25). The word translated "remembrance" means much more than "do this in memory of". The word carries the idea of our present participation in a past event.
1 Corinthians 11:24-25 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."25 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." NKJV
This Supper reminds us of the unity of Christ's church. He says that we are "one loaf" (1 Cor. 10:17). Tonight when we eat eat from this supper we do so with every other believer on earth. We celebrate as parts of one loaf. Parts of that loaf are here in Tulsa, others scattered across the other 49 countries--and even more scattered around the world. We are one with them as represented by that one loaf.
1 Corinthians 10:17 For we, though many, are one bread (loaf NIV) and one body; for we all partake of that one bread (loaf NIV). NKJV
It is "The Lord's Supper" (I Cor. 11:20), and we must never forget it is His Supper for all of His body. This celebration is not the exclusive property of any one Christian denomination, local church, or group. Each time we share in the Supper, we are identifying with all true believers everywhere. And that is why we are always to be reminded of our obligation to "keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace" (Eph. 4:3).
"For the Hebrew to remember, meant much more than simply to bring something to mind, merely to recall that it happened. To truly remember is to go back in one's mind and recapture as much of the reality and significance of an event or experience as one possibly can. To remember Jesus C ...
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