How should we worship God? #7 The Breaking of Bread

The Breaking of Bread

Jesus commanded that baptized believers should remember the death and resurrection of their Lord by sharing together some bread and wine, just as he and his disciples did at the Last Supper. This act is described in the New Testament as the Breaking of Bread, or sometimes as an act of communion (the word simply means fellowship or sharing together); and the bread and wine are symbols of the body and blood of the Lord. They are not his actual body and blood – that is another of those pagan ideas that some people have wrongly taught and believed. And this act is to be done, as a matter of commandment, by all the believers, not by a select few, and both bread and wine should be shared. Scripture is quite clear about that:

“The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Corinthians 10:16,17);

“For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when 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 also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. ’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup” (11:23-28).

Ideally, of course, it is an act of remembrance to be undertaken with fellow baptized believers. Where there are unbaptized people present they would not share the bread and wine, for it is the closest expression there is that the partaker is in covenant relationship with God and that, week-by-week, that covenant is renewed in this way. It is a sharing together of the love of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Preceding

Death and Resurrection of Christ

To Glorify God and His Son

To Glorify God and His Son #2 Governance and objectives of the ecclesia/charity

How should we worship God? #1 Appreciation for God

How should we worship God? #2 Spiritual Worship

How should we worship God? #3 Spiritual Transformation

How should we worship God? #4 Christian Congregations

How should we worship God? #5 Congregational Worship

How should we worship God? #6 Preachers and Teachers

Preparation for Passover

This day shall be unto you for a memorial and you shall keep it a feast to the Most High God

Anointing of Christ as Prophetic Rehearsal of the Burial rites

Lost senses or a clear focus on the one at the stake

Why we do not have our worship-services in a church building

Why we do not keep to a Sabbath or a Sunday or Lord’s Day #6 Sunday or the Lord’s day

Manifests for believers #4 Eucharist

A day without taking the symbols

Wednesday 5 April – Sunday 9 April 30 CE Pesach or Passover versus Easter

Next.

How should we worship God? #8 Love one another

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Additional reading

  1. Remind
  2. Remember the day
  3. Most important day in Christian year
  4. The son of David and the first day of the feast of unleavened bread
  5. The Anointed One and the first day of No Fermentation
  6. Entrance of a king to question our position #2 Who do we want to see and to be
  7. Days of Nisan, Pesach, Pasach, Pascha and Easter
  8. 14 Nisan a day to remember #5 The Day to celebrate
  9. Jesus memorial
  10. The Last Supper was a Passover meal
  11. New Covenant Possesses
  12. Deliverance and establishement of a theocracy
  13. Coming together for a meal to remember a special lamb
  14. The Ecclesia
  15. Integrity of the fellowship
  16. Youngsters, parents and the search to root in life
  17. A Holy week in remembrance of the Blood of life
  18. High Holidays not only for Israel
  19. Most important weekend of the year 2016
  20. A great evening and special days to look forward in 2019
  21. Soon it shall be Erev Pesach and Passover 2019
  22. A Living Faith #12 The Love for Jesus
  23. High time to devote ourselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship
  24. Fellowship
  25. Communion and day of worship
  26. Bread and Wine
  27. Celebrations pointing to events of ultimate meaning

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