As followers of Jesus, we should celebrate communion regularly. We never outgrow our need to be reminded of the love God showed us when he sent his Son, Jesus, to die in our place and rise from the dead. At Renaissance Church, we usually celebrate communion once a month during the Sunday worship services.
On the night before he died, Jesus shared a meal with his closest friends. Each time we celebrate communion, we look back to that meal. However, we don’t simply remember a meal, we remember and proclaim Jesus’ death and resurrection. Jesus’ death and resurrection are the core of our faith as followers of Jesus; and every time we celebrate communion, we celebrate Jesus’ sacrifice for us. We also celebrate our unity as his followers.
23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:23–26)
To find out more about communion and its celebration at Renaissance Church email firstname.lastname@example.org