COMMUNION … also called Eucharist (means “thanks”) and Lord’s Supper
- WHY HOLY COMMUNION?
- Holy Communion is God’s gift for you. Read Matthew 26:26-28. Jesus tells us to remember Him by eating (20)_______ and drinking (21)_______. The bread is Jesus'(22)_______, and the wine is Jesus’ (23)_________.
- The early Christians practiced Communion. Read Acts 2:42.
Here, Communion is called (24)__________ ___________.
B. BENEFITS OF COMMUNION. For each question, select a word from the list below and put its letter in the blank in front of the question number.
WORD LIST: a. forgiveness b. close to Christ c. close to others d. share benefits
__ 1. Read 1 Corinthians 10:18. In the Old Testament, the people of God ate the sacrifice, and that is how they shared in its benefits. Jesus sacrificed Himself. We share the benefits of His sacrifice when we eat the (26)_________ and drink the (27)__________.
__ 2. Read Hebrews 8:10. God has made a covenant (agreement) with believers. He will be our (28)______, and we can be His (29)_________. Read Hebrews 9:18 and 22. When there is a Bible covenant, there must be (30)______ to guarantee it. Read Matthew 26:28. To guarantee the covenant between God and us, Jesus shed his (31)___________. Every time I take Communion, I take the blood that guarantees the new (32)___________. When we drink, we receive the results of Christ’s death, which is the forgiveness of our (33)_________.
__ 3. Read 1 Corinthians 10:16. When we eat and drink, we share in the body and blood of (34)__________. We are united with (35)___________.
__ 4. Read 1 Corinthians 10:17. Just like many grains of flour make one loaf of (36)_________, in the same way, many Christians make up one (37)____________, for we eat the same (38)___________.
Because of communion, we are sure that we are united with all other Christians.
C. HOW TO PREPARE FOR COMMUNION. Read 1 Corinthians 11:27-31. This verse tell us to (39)_________ ourselves. To do this, we can ask , “Am I willing to confess my (40)______?” “Am I willing to restore relationship with people who are in conflict with me?
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