Preparing for Communion

The Point will be sharing communion (the Lord’s Supper) as a part of our services on Sunday, April 5, 2020

 

Communion is observed by Christians around the world, at the instruction of Jesus (see 1 Corinthians 11:23-29).

 

In Hebrews 9:22 we are told that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness” of sin. Jesus’ blood was shed for us. Because of His death on the cross, the sacrificial system of the Old Testament became obsolete. Animal sacrifices are no longer necessary for the forgiveness of sin. The once and for all sacrifice for sin was made by the sinless Son of God.

 

The purpose of communion is to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for or sins.

 

The elements of communion are unleavened bread and wine or grape juice. These elements serve as symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood.

 

Participating in Communion is a testimony to our confidence that the sacrificial death of Jesus is the only thing necessary for our salvation. As we participate, we remember the incredible price that was paid for our sin.

 

You do not have to be a member of this local church to participate in Communion. The only requirement is that you know that Jesus saves you. 

 

There is no set age when children should participate. Parents should use discretion in determining their child’s readiness. If you believe your children understand the meaning and significance of Communion, please guide them in their participation.

 

If you haven’t made Jesus your Savior, now would be a great time to consider accepting His sacrifice on a personal level.

 

“Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name,

he gave the right to become children of God.”  - John 1:12 (NIV)

 

 

PREPARING FOR COMMUNION ONLINE


1. Juice (We use grape juice, to represent the blood of Jesus. You can select any beverage with that same symbolism.)

 

2. Bread or Crackers (You can select any bread or cracker of your choice, to represent Jesus’ body.) 

 

3. Prepare these elements before the service begins. This will allow for a more meaningful time of reflection when we come to this portion of the service.

 

Additional scriptures for personal study: Matthew 26:26-30; Mark 14:22-26; and Luke 22:19-20.