Communion, or the Lord’s Supper symbolizes Christ’s shed blood and broken body on the cross (Matt. 26:26-29).
The Bible says, “The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.’ 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.’” (1 Cor. 11:23-25 NIV) We believe that just as food and drink strengthen us physically, so we are strengthened as we feed on Christ spiritually (John 6:53-57). This is illustrated symbolically when participating in the Lord’s Supper. In celebrating communion, we look backward to the cross of Christ, inward to examine ourselves, and forward to proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes again (1 Cor. 11:26-28). The communion table at Shoreline Community Church is open to all who have put their faith in Christ.