Why do you have a “communion” service every week?

When the Lord Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper (or as some have called it, the communion service) He said, “This do in remembrance of Me” (Mk. 14:22-24; Lk. 22:19-20; 1 Cor. 11:23-26). This meeting is to be a time only for those who have put their faith and trust in the Lord Jesus to remember the tremendous price that was paid in order to secure our salvation. This is symbolized by two elements: The bread – which pictures to us the sacrifice of the Lord’s body; and the cup – which represents the shedding of blood, without which their can be no remission of sins. The pattern of the early church in the book of Acts was to meet on the first day of the week for the “breaking of the bread” (Acts 20:7). Paul suggests that it is to be a continual exercise when he wrote, “For as often as ye eat this bread and drink this cup ye do show the Lord’s death till He come” (1 Cor. 11:26). Some have suggested that having the Lord’s Supper every week (instead of monthly or quarterly) dulls the worshipper sense of true appreciation. On the contrary, to those who practice the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper, it becomes the highlight of the believer’s week to gather once more with fellow believers and remind themselves of all that Christ has done to secure our salvation.

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