I have been meditating upon Acts 2 v 42 for the message on Sunday and have been thinking about communion, because of the reference to breaking bread.
Communion is a wonderful act of remembrance in honour of Jesus and what He has done; or it should be.
Jesus let His body be broken for our wholeness and let His blood be shed for our reconciliation, forgiveness and therefore the opportunity for salvation.
This is what we should be celebrating during communion.
Instead many of us have been taught and urged to look for sin and ask for forgiveness for that sin.
This is wrong in so many ways.
For a start there is nothing (yes nothing) in Scripture asking you to examine yourself for sin during communion.
1 Corinthians 11 v 23 to 28 does not do this (if you disagree with me go back to those verses and read them very carefully) and 1 John 1 v 9 certainly does not (it does not even mention communion).
It is traditions of men and lies of religion that insists we examine ourselves for sin during communion.
Communion is a time to examine Jesus, a time to focus on what He has done for us.
Communion is about the Son and not about sin.
It is about Him and not about you.
Do this is remembrance of me is what Jesus said when He instigated communion (Luke 22 v 19).
Communion is a time for joy and celebration, not guilt and condemnation (and this is what you will get when you focus on your sin instead of Him).
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that I can celebrate this during communion”.
Luke 22 v 19…..And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them saying , This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me