Communion...

When a believer partakes of the Lord's Supper, he or she should do so with understanding of its significance. The Communion table is and emblem of Jesus' sacrifice for us. “Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and broke it, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” Matthew 26:26-28

According to Isaiah 53:4-5, Jesus' sacrifice covered every area of man's existence. He bore spiritual torment for sins, mental distress for our worry, care and fear as well as physical pain for our sickness and disease. The stripes He bore were for our healing. With His stripes we are healed. God gave everything He had to redeem mankind from the curse. For us to receive only part of His sacrifice is an insult to Him.

When we receive Communion, we are receiving His body and His blood. Every time we partake, we should examine ourselves closely according to 1 Corin. 11:28-29, “But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eatheth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.”

Let's pray.......

Father God, in the Name of Jesus, we recognize that we have a covenant with You-a covenant that was ratified by the shed blood of Jesus at Calvary. Because of the fact that Jesus' body was broken for us, that His blood was shed in our behalf, we acknowledge that He bore,sin,sickness,disease,sorrow,grief,fear,torment,unforgiveness,strife and lack for us. Through His substitutionary sacrifice, we have complete redemption,total deliverance from the works of Satan. As new creations in Christ Jesus, we realize our freedom has been bought and paid for. We are forgiven. We are redeemed, and we give thanks for it all, in Jesus' Name.”

Father, in the Name of Jesus, we examine our own hearts, we judge ourselves according to the authority of Your Word. In areas where we have missed the mark, we take Jesus as our Advocate and High Priest. We ask forgiveness according to the Word of God( 1 John 1:9). Your Word says You are faithful and just to forgive us when we confess our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Therefore, we do not eat of the bread nor drink of the cup unworthily, but we rightly discern the Lord's body. We receive Communion together now as the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus. We are free from the works of Satan-spirit,soul, and body. “ Amen.

Take the bread.......and say.......

The Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread: and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, take eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me.” 1 Corin. 11:23-24

Eat the bread.......

Take the juice.....and say.......

After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the Lord's death till He come.” 1 Corin. 11:25-26

Drink the juice......

The scripture Luke 22:19-20 also bears witness to Jesus' communion and also equally important, John 6: 48-58, therefore, please read them.

Prayer...

Father, we give You thanks for all You have provided for us in Christ Jesus. We confess this day we are the blessed of the Lord. This covenant we entered into at the new birth is a covenant filled with the exceeding great and precious promises of God, and we are partakers of those promises, now. We are healed, we are redeemed, we are delivered from the authority of darkness, we are translated into the kingdom of God's dear Son, we are the head and not the tail, we are above and not beneath, we come behind in no good thing. All that we set our hands to prospers, and bears fruit, we ask, for where You guide You provide, we praise You and give You all the glory, thank You for the newness of life we now enjoy. In Jesus' Name, Amen.