An Essential Element of Christianity
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is a significant part of Christian Worship. Christ invites us to frequently partake of this wonderful, holy mystery. (Mt. 26, Jn. 6; Lk. 22; Mk 14; 1 Cor.11: 24-25).
It is the opportunity to partake in the Cup of salvation through the Bread and the Wine. The Greek term for Eucharist is ‘eucharisto’ – to give thanks. Without the dispensation of Jesus Christ, the grace of His redemptive blood, we are unable to achieve anything on our own. It is His blood that cleanses us, brings healing to our souls, and covers our sins.
Because sin cannot dwell in the presence of God, it is vital to be washed in the blood of Christ; to be baptized in the Holy Spirit, and to daily walk in the paths of righteousness. Having the opportunity to share in this awesome mystery is one of my greatest delights.
What is this Holy Mystery?
It is the shedding of Christ’s blood on the cross. 1 Cor. 11;25; Hebrews 8:13
What is the importance of having Holy Communion?
It reminds us of Christ’s sacrifice and suffering, the price of redemption. 1 Cor. 11:23-25
It reminds us of how special we are to God. John 3:16
It is a proclamation of our Christology. 1 Cor. 11: 26 a
How should we approach the Table of Grace?
It begins with accepting Christ’s invitation with humility and a confession of our sins. The act of confession opens the path to sanctification, and prepares us for spiritual clarity. It enables us to live a life of forgiveness, opening our hearts to receive God’s mercy, the forgiveness of others, and the readiness to exonerate those who offend us. Finally, a grateful heart, absorbed in profound prayer delights the Lord.
He has saved us and called us to a holy life, not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.” (2 Timothy 1:9)
Yours in Christ,