Communion: How often?

Communion

We asked this question on our Facebook Page:

“How often does your church fellowship celebrate Communion? How often should we be doing this?  Sound off!”

We received quite a bit of feedback on our unofficial survey, including these comments:

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11 Responses to Communion: How often?

  1. Douglas III says:

    Sadly, most churches in America miss 1 word in quoting Jesus. He said, when you do "this", do "this" in remembrance of me. Oh sure they quote it, but no one seems to ask the question, "What is "this" ?"

    At our church, we do "this" once a year. When Jesus gave the commandment, it was at the Last Supper, or namely a Passover Seder.

    Churches miss celebrating a Seder as commanded by our Master and instead substitute customs of men rather than instructions from our Lord.

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    • Ima Believer says:

      Douglas III,

      What feasts should we be celebrating?

      Unleavened Bread, Passover, First Fruits, Weeks (Pentecost), Trumpets,
      Atonement, and or Tabernacles.

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  2. Ima Believer says:

    My church celebrates communion every day.

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  3. Steve says:

    Every Sunday.

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  4. Joelle says:

    Our church does it every Sunday… we also have lunch together following the communion every Sunday. It is a wonderful time of actually getting to know each other.

    @Douglass III .. I am Jewish; in our custom we break break and take wine every time we share a meal together… usually every dinner. As with everything else, All things point to Jesus… truly remarkable.

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  5. Joelle says:

    @Ima Believer, You are not obligated to follow any feast, but if you so wish to, by all means do so! You will be all the more edified 🙂 We love to share the feasts with all who wish to join us. I love sharing Pesach, but what most people miss is that His second coming is revealed in the Fall feasts! The church has missed so much because they know nothing of the feasts or just focus on the Passover… which is wonderful… but there is so much more if you have eyes to see….

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    • Steve says:

      Very intriguing, Joelle. I must learn more about this.

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    • Ima Believer says:

      100% agreement. The Passover Sedar is filled with "object" lessons that point to Jesus! Along with the other feasts… (That was their purpose!).

      For us…
      The blood upon the door posts makes the sign of the cross.
      And one of my favorites… The three matzah represent God, sin, and man. God is the top matzah, sin is in the middle, and man is on the bottom, separated from God. Jesus becomes the middle matzah (sin) 2 Corinthians 5:21. He is broken for us. Now God and man can touch one another again. He becomes the Afikoman, is wrapped up, and hidden away.

      And many more symbols… the bitter herbs, the salt water, the matzah that is striped and pierced…

      And then Sunday comes, the day after the Sabbath, the Feast of First Fruits. "And he shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it." Leviticus 23.

      If the sheaf is accepted you can continue the harvest. Glory to God, the sheaf, Jesus Christ was accepted! He is RISEN! And we became the harvest! He is the firstborn among many brothers Romans 8:29. Jesus did it for us, so that He could declare the greatness of God's Holy Name to us, Psalms 22:22.

      And so much more!

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  6. Mr Davis says:

    1 Corinthians 11:20
    Whenever you come together is not to take the Lord's supper supper?

    Is not the meal a covenant meal shared with other believers where you acknowledge one another as the One body of Christ which is His flesh and Bone 1 Corinthians 11:29, Ephesians 5:30, Ephesians 4:4-6, 1 Corinthians 12:13, 1 Corinthians 12:20-27 Yes accepted in the beloved by the grace of God through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

    Now if you are doing at least that much you do well but we do not do this rather we lift up tradition as it was handed down by our forebearers and pay no heed to the high calling we have in Christ Jesus to lay down our own selves for the sake of one another. Those parts that are not esteemed in the world these we are supposed to lift up and we do not. We have no understanding of how we are supposed to live in Christ because we do not practice the thing when we come together. And in most all cases we may reflect on the sacrifice of Christ and we do not reckon that we ourselves are called to the same road He himself walked come what may.

    For what is our food? Is it not the same as Christ Jesus whom we would dare name as our Lord! John 4:32, John 4:34 and what is our food, is it a crust of bread or is it the same? Thou shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. He who takes my word and puts them into practice is like the wise man that built his house upon the Rock and when the rains came the house shook but it stood because it was founded upon the Rock. And what Is His word to us believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, And what is the proof? Is it not our desire to follow Him! You are my disciples indeed if you continue in my word and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free and If you love me you will do what I command > Greater love has no one than this that he lay down his life for his friends. Love one another as I have loved you so you must love one another. Love fulfills the Law for Love does no harm to its neighbor.

    And finally 1 John 2:1-11 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked. Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye have heard from the beginning. Again, a new commandment I write unto you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shineth. He that saith he is in the light, and hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now. He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him. But he that hateth his brother is in darkness, and walketh in darkness, and knoweth not whither he goeth, because that darkness hath blinded his eyes.

    And lest we think our brother here does not extend to all mankind read Matthew 5:43-48 again.

    So next time you eat together as believers remember you are agreeing to lay down your very lives for one other and preferring one another ahead of yourselves laying aside your own selfish desires to feed your own flesh for the sake of one another.

    Yes when we come together it is for the purpose of proving one another and examining one another correcting exhorting and encouraging one another, provoking one another unto love and good deeds. James 3:13-18, 1 Corinthians 11:18-19, 2 Corinthians 13:3-7

    Since ye seek a proof of Christ speaking in me, which to you-ward is not weak , but is mighty in you. For though he was crucified through weakness, yet he liveth by the power of God. For we also are weak in him, but we shall live with him by the power of God toward you. Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves . Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. Now I pray to God that ye do no evil; not that we should appear approved, but that ye should do that which is honest, though we be as reprobates.

    If we partook of the Lords body in this manner we would all be strong indeed and ready for solid meat, those whom by reason of use have exercised ourselves to discern good and evil.

    But we do not do this and so 1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.

    1 Corinthians 11:28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

    Endure affliction as a good soldier in Christ Jesus.

    Amen! To God be the Glory, therefore let us seek to prove ourselves to be His followers and not a follower of some man with a honeyed tongue and smooth words.

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  7. Rose Vosburgh says:

    Welcome back, Mr. Davis. I have missed your posts.

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