Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Holy Communion.

February is almost done.I am still clinging on to the heater in the out-patient.
Missed the Lord's supper last sunday in the church.Sitting on the last bench in the church is not always a good idea.
I couldn't sleep well past two at night.I went to the fridge,took out a piece of bread and some pomogranite juice,prayed ,broke the bread,drank the juice and then went into a sweet slumber and woke up fresh the next day-at peace, by God's Grace.
(Courtesy;Grace Communion International)
The bread and wine are memorials of Jesus' death on the cross (Luke 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:26)

The Lord's Supper also pictures our present relationship with Jesus Christ. The crucifixion has a continuing significance to all who have taken up a cross to follow Jesus. We continue to participate in his death (Rom. 6:4; Gal. 2:20; Col. 2:20) because we participate in his life (Gal. 2:20; Eph. 2:6; Col. 2:13; 3:1).

Third, the Lord's Supper also reminds us of the future, of Jesus' return. Jesus said he would not drink the fruit of the vine again until he came in the fullness of the kingdom (Matt. 26:29; Luke 22:18; Mark 14:25). Whenever we participate, we are reminded of Jesus' promise. Paul wrote that "For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes" (1 Cor. 11:26). The Lord's Supper helps us look forward.

2 comments:

Dr.Vijay said...

so true.....

but isn,t it supposed to be celebrated in the fellowship of saints.

pixi said...

Yes,Dr Vijay-I'll try not to miss it the next time.