Communion

Communion
Communion (or the Lord’s Supper) symbolizes Christ’s broken body and shed blood on the cross at Calvary (Matt. 26:26-29). The Bible says, “…the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.  In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood.  This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (1 Cor. 11:23-25) We believe that just as food and drink strengthen us for our physical journey through life, so we are strengthened for our spiritual journey to heaven as we feast upon Christ and His Word (John 6:53-57); this is illustrated symbolically whenever we participate in the Lord’s Supper. In celebrating communion: 1) We look backward to the cross of Christ; 2) We look inward and examine ourselves to see if we are right with God and right with others as far as it be possible with us; and 3) We look forward proclaiming the Lord’s death until He comes again (1 Cor. 11:26-28). The communion table at Shoreline Community Church is open to all born-again believers in Jesus Christ who are in a right relationship with Him.

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