what to expect
We believe that communion is essential in remebering what Christ Jesus did for us on the cross. Jesus says to do this in remembrance of Him. We take this very serious and know that we must first examine ourselves. We need to take a close look at our hearts and how we have been loving and serving Jesus with our lives. Are we bearing the good fruit described in Galatians 5? Are we loving our God and neighbor as we should? Have we been forgiving as Jesus has forgiven us? Have we stopped judging others with hearts of hatred? All this must be processed carefully before taking part in Communion.
1 Corinthians 11:23 - 32 (NLT)
For I pass on to you what I received from the Lord himself. On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.” In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.
So anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup. For if you eat the bread or drink the cup without honoring the body of Christ, you are eating and drinking God’s judgment upon yourself. That is why many of you are weak and sick and some have even died.