Communion is also known as The Lord’s Supper. It is like baptism, in that both are symbols or reminders. It reminds us of Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death to secure salvation for us. Jesus never asked his disciples to remember His birth, but He did instruct them to remember His death and resurrection. That is a great spiritual truth for the believer’s hope!
… For as often as you eat this bread, and drink this cup, you do show the Lord's death till he come.
Only those who have made a decision to follow Jesus Christ as his or her personal Lord and Savior, should receive The Lord’s Supper. If you have not decided to follow Jesus, but feel you need to make that decision, we encourage you to pray this prayer right now…
Lord Jesus, I confess that I am a sinner and made myself unclean before you. I understand that I deserve death (eternal separation from God) as the penalty for my sins. I repent and turn away from my life of sin and selfishness and the sins of this world. I believe that Jesus Christ has already paid the price for my sins. From this day forward, I declare that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of my life. I pray this prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!
After making a decision to follow Jesus, I Corinthians 11:27-28 tells us, “a person ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.” Therefore, you must prepare yourself properly before taking the Lord’s Supper, so that you do not do it in an “unworthy” manner. We suggest you do the following:
1. Examine your own heart – I Cor 11:27
2. Confess your sins – I John 1:9
3. If you’ve drifted out of fellowship with the Lord, recommit
your life to Jesus – Romans 12:14.
4. Restore relationships – Matthew 5:23-24
If you’ve taken these simple steps, we invite you to receive communion with us at High Hopes Church. We receive The Lord’s Supper every first Sunday, during our 10:15 morning worship service.