Communion

THE COMMUNION

Its importance. As differing from ‘The Mass – Transubstantiation,’ etc

  • John 6:48-65
    48. I am that bread of life.
    49. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
    50. This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.
    51. I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
    52. The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this man give us his flesh to eat?
    53. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.
    54. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.
    55. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
    56. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him.
    57. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me.
    58. This is that bread which came down from heaven: not as your fathers did eat manna, and are dead: he that eateth of this bread shall live for ever.
    59. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in Capernaum.
    60. Many therefore of his disciples, when they had heard this, said, This is an hard saying; who can hear it?
    61. When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you?
    62. What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?
    63. It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.
    64. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.
    65. And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father.
  • Matthew 26:26
    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.
  • 1 Corinthians 11
    Especially verses 23 to 29

Blood of Christ

  • Ephesians 2:13
    But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
  • 1 Corinthians 10:16
    The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
  • Hebrews 9:12
    Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.
  • Hebrews 9:14
    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
  • Hebrews 10
  • 1 Peter 1:2
    Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
  • 1 John 1:7
    But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Thoughts

  • 1 Peter 1:18-19
    18. Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
    19. But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
  • Titus 2:11-15
    11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
    12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;
    13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
    14. Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
    15. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Separation

SEPARATION

[Submission by Pastor Laurie Nankivell] – Quote: “Perhaps the specific title, ‘SEPARATION’, could be included. Many of our Bible class and Youngies don’t understand how and why to separate themselves and from whom.”


Main Scriptures to go here


Often people say that by their communication with them, they might bring them back to the Lord (see the bold part below)

Hebrews 6:4-8
4 – For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 – And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come,
6 – If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 – For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God:
8 – But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

A bigger part of the separation problem is that a lot of people that “fall away” go to other churches. 2000 years ago that wasn’t really the issue, as “falling away” was leaving the one and only church!

I guess some would use the above scriptures to justify a hard line approach in regards to salvation and restoring to the church … however;

  • The prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32)
  • God is a righteous judge (wimbr?)

2 Corinthians 2:5-8
5 – But if any have caused grief, he hath not grieved me, but in part: that I may not overcharge you all.
6- Sufficient to such a man is this punishment, which was inflicted of many.
7 – So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
8 – Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm your love toward him.

Heb 6:1
1 – Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.

1 Corinthians 5

2 Corinthians 11