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| Author: Dele Oke

Communion

There are two practises that Christ has given the church - water baptism and communion (also known as the Lord?s Supper).

The communion was initiated by Christ before his death (Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23) and reiterated by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:23-28.
Here it reads

23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread,

24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me."

25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me."

26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.

27 Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

28 A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

1 Corinthians 11:23-28 (NIV)

The Lord?s Supper is something we should observe continuously (verse 24 - 25). At the heart of the Lord?s Supper is our communion with Christ. Hence the term ?communion? is often used to refer to it. In partaking of this Supper the Bride and Groom are fellowshipping with Christ. The Lord?s Supper aids our physical body to mediate and concentrate on the life of Christ - receiving Christ?s grace and blessing in the process.

This morning the Bride and Groom will have their first meal together as a married couple with Christ. May He always remain number one in their life, continuously strengthening and leading them through the path of life.


    ? The minister breaks the bread, blesses it and offers it to the Bride and Groom.
    ? The minister takes the cup, blesses it and offers it to the Bride and Groom.
    ? The minister speaks a blessing over the couple.

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