Sunday, December 4, 2016

So what is the deal with Communion?

Chris Ney - It is a common question that is asked in the church and outside, as someone who could be new to church it is hard to understand it all; in fact as someone who has been in church for a while it is hard to comprehend just what it is, and the gravity of it. It is one of two things given to the church to do in remembrance of Jesus, the first is baptism, and the second is what we call communion (some call it breaking of bread). Either way it is such an awesome experience every time you get to take this.

On the night He was about to be betrayed He sat down with His closest friends, knowing all along who it was that was going to betray Him, He still shared this with them. “Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And He took the cup, when He had given thanks He gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the new covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matt 26:26-28

Jesus gave them a symbol that goes on to say as often as you do this you remember me until I come again. He took a loaf of common bread and broke it as a symbol of Him giving His body for us. He took the cup of wine and drank it as a symbol of the blood that was poured out from Him for each one of us.

How incredible to think that God came from heaven to earth to give Himself in this way, so that we could be forgiven of all our sins. Where are you today? Do you know that truth with all of your heart; that Jesus suffered bled and died for you, because He loves you. He gave Himself as a sacrifice to pay the penalty of your sin because He loves you, no matter your past, no matter where you are right now there is no where out of reach that Jesus cant pull you out of and show you His love. Maybe today is the day you will surrender to Him, ask for forgiveness from Him and acjknowledge Jesus as Lord and Savior, He is right there waiting. Maybe you know Him already but have fallen out of love with Him or have been hurt by the “church”. I would like to invite you to return to Him, this is not a solo race, this is family and we here at Vertical Church are family, messed up and faulty but family none the less and I would have it any other way. Come and join us on Sunday at 1030 if you are looking for family, and a place to heal. Anyone, anywhere, anytime, is welcome and is loved. Next Sunday will be our first time as a family to take communion together; we would love for you to join us.

You are Loved

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