Tag - Communion

The Lord's Supper: History of Communion

The Lord’s Supper: History of Communion

Today we commonly refer The Lord's Supper as Communion. We need to know the history of Communion in order to know why we take Communion. Jesus instructs us to observe two different ordinances (or sacraments) in the New Testament:  Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.Jesus initiated this practice at the last supper (Matt 26:26-29), the meal that he shared with his disciples in the upper room before he was crucified. However, the Lord's Supper has roots in the Old [...]

The Core Message of Communion

The Core Message Of Communion

Communion has been celebrated by virtually every branch of Christianity over the last 2000 years. Some call it the Eucharist, others the Lords Supper, and others Communion. It is a ceremony that both unites and divides Christians. It expresses our common faith in Jesus Christ; yet, at the same time, various aspects of the ceremony have caused enormous controversy; for example: when should it be celebrated, who should administer it, who should take part, what type of bread and [...]