Posted by: biblestudyseattle | October 4, 2016

World Communion Sunday

Sunday, October 2, 2016 was world communion Sunday.

On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you.  Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”  For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.”  1 Corinthians 11:23-26

To a Gentile, it sounds like we can have communion any time we like: “as often as you drink it.”  But the Last Supper was Passover.  It is only once a year.  Of course God isn’t overly angry with a person whose heart is in the right place but changes the commands out of ignorance.  God is more angry with those who jump through the right commands but whose hearts are full of greed, malice, etc.

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