Just as I mentioned yesterday, here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I went to worship with my church family.
Worshipping is wonderful. To me, for sure. And, worshipping with my church family is absolutely wonderful!
Of course, everyone wished each other... Happy New Year!
After all, it had been the first SONday of 2016. It was however, also the first SONday of January!
This meant that at the end of our worship service, we held communion!
Anyone who knows me, knows I truly feel blessed having communion. After all, we do this in remembrance of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Eating bread and drinking wine (or like many places of worship... grape juice) represents the body and blood of our Lord.
Should everyone do this?
Yes. And, no.
Yes, everyone should participate in taking communion. But... only... if they are worthy.
If they are not worthy, they should not participate in taking communion.
Just as we read, in 1 Corinthians 11:27, "Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord."
If the person taking communion is unworthy, they shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. Just as we read in today's Bible verse.
Who is unworthy?
Not just someone who isn't saved. Not just someone who hasn't gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Also, anyone who is saved, who has gained salvation by trusting in/believing upon our Lord, Jesus Christ, but who is out of fellowship, should not take communion.
What am I saying?
If someone who is saved, has sin surrounding them in their life, and they have not confessed it to God, they should not take communion.
In order to take communion (C), believers need to have cleansed (C) themselves.
This is why, as the bread and wine/juice is being served, I pray. I confess my sin to God. And, become cleansed, by doing so.
Hopefully, you also do this.
Hopefully, you understand how important it is to be cleansed, before taking communion. For abiding in God's Word, the Bible, is what we believers in Christ, need to do.
In any case, I am truly grateful to Him. And, always will be.
Thank You, Lord!
Until next time...
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