Have questions about communion and what it means to “break bread”? Curious to know if you can share communion at home, or if it’s just reserved for the inside of a church building? Want to know the why behind the act of communion? We answer your burning questions about breaking bread plus how we can partner with you.
WHAT IS COMMUNION?
The bible teaches that communion is an act of remembrance for what Jesus sacrificed for us on the cross. During the last supper, Christ broke bread with His disciples and offered them a sip of wine from a cup. He shared that the bread represented His body and that the wine represented His blood spilled for all of mankind.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF COMMUNION?
Communion reminds us of the sacrifice that Christ made for us. It declares the gospel and displays His love for the church and His people. We are privileged to give thanks for that sacrifice through the act of communion.
HOW FREQUENTLY SHOULD COMMUNION BE OBSERVED?
The bible does not have a commandment about how often we should share communion, however the first church in Acts 2 dedicated themselves to the breaking of bread. This seems to suggest that communion was a regular part of their gatherings. We don’t see this as a command, but an honour to keep communion as a consistent part of our lives. In our churches and in our homes.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNION?
Anyone who believes in the sacrifice of Christ and believes that He died for their sins can participate in communion. It does not save anyone or redeem them, only inviting Jesus into their life can do that. But, it does act as a reminder of the gospel and draw us back to the cross.
WHAT ARE THE ELEMENTS OF COMMUNION?
The bread or wafer in communion represents Christ’s body that was broken on the cross. The cup of wine or juice represents His blood that He so willingly spilled for the sins of humanity.
IS COMMUNION ONLY TO BE PRACTICED INSIDE A CHURCH SERVICE?
The bible talks about the church sharing communion together, but the local church looks different today than it did back then. Christ called us to be the church. This means that we can share communion anytime and anywhere. Whether it is at church, at home or in small ministry groups. We don’t need to wait for a Sunday service. We can remember him in our every day. Let us allow ourselves to remember Him always.
We at The Miracle Meal want to invite you to partner with us as we bring communion to churches and to homes across the world. Contact us today to find out more about our different locations as well as the different packages available.