Communion with God and With Each Other
Did you know that the true meaning of the word Communion (in the Greek language) is fellowship, association, community, the share which one has in anything, intimacy.
We see then that Communion is more than eating bread and drinking grape juice. It is actually sharing in fellowship with one another. It is being part of the community of the Body of Christ. It is partaking of the blood of Christ for the forgiveness of sins but also in forgiveness toward each other. Praise God!
Acts 2:40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation." 41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them.42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
• Fellowship with God
• Fellowship with Each Other
Communion/Fellowship with God means:
• Communication with God
• Closeness to Him
Communion/Fellowship with Each Other means:
• Walking in Forgiveness
• Being Unified in Jesus
1 John 1:3 that which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. 4 And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. 5 This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Notice in this portion of scripture that:
• John experienced Jesus and declared Him to others.
• That caused him to be in fellowship with those who received and believed the Gospel.
• We now have fellowship ...
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