Why do we take communion and what is it?
Read Luke 22:19-20
1) We are commanded to take communion to remind us of Jesus’s sacrifice for our redemption.
It reminds us of our 1. inability to save ourselves, and 2. our unworthiness.
2) The bread represents Jesus’s body, broken for us and the wine represents Jesus’s blood shed for us
Warnings about communion and Re Church’s practice
Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-32
1) The Corinthian church’s communion was more of a feast where the poor went hungry while the rich filled themselves on food and drink. Paul warned them and us not to take communion in an unworthy manor and that earthly punishment is the result. The principle is to examine yourself, not necessarily for sinlessness but for humility, repentance, and acceptance of Jesus’s sacrifice for your redemption.
2) At Re Church we require that you be a Christian to take communion (you don’t have to be a member of Re Church). We require you to use your own discernment about taking communion in a worthy many and about allowing your believing children to take communion. We choose to take communion once per month on the first Sunday of the month.