The Importance Of Communion


"  For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye  do shew the Lord's death till he come." (1 Corinthians 11:26) "Now  the  first [day] of the [feast of]  unleavened  bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? (Matthew 26:17) And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover. Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve." (Matthew 26:19,20)

"And  as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and  blessed  [it], and  brake [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said,  Take, eat;  this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks,  and gave  [it]  to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this  is  my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth  of this  fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new  with you in my Father's kingdom." (Matthew 26:26-29)

The Bible is always confirmed by other scripture and next is Paul speaking to the Corinthians later of his experience: "For  I  have received of the Lord that which also  I delivered unto  you, That the Lord Jesus the [same] night in which  he  was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake [it], and  said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken  for  you: this  do  in remembrance of me. After the same  manner  also  [he took]  the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is  the  new testament  in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink  [it],  in remembrance of me." (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)

Parallel to Old Testament: "And Moses took the blood, and sprinkled [it] on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the LORD hath  made with you concerning all these words." (Exodus 24:8) "Behold,  the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a  new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of  Judah": (Jeremiah 31:31) "As  for  thee also, by the blood of thy covenant  I  have  sent forth  thy  prisoners  out of the pit  wherein  [is]  no  water." (Zechariah 9:11)

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