“For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.” 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.”
– 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 (NIV)
Jesus instituted a common practice for His followers that would remind them of who He is and what He has done. Paul speaks of this in the verses above. Remembering what Christ has done reminds us of his presence and brings it to life in us, encouraging us to live in the grace He has provided.
There are many different ways that communion is practiced in various churches and denominations. At Blackhawk we celebrate communion – sometimes called the Lord’s Supper – once a month during our regular worship services, and occasionally at special worship services. Anyone who has placed their faith in Christ alone for salvation is welcome to participate in communion, regardless of your church affiliation. As we participate, may we remember that true life is only found in Jesus.