10 Reasons for Weekly Communion

This should be an ever increasing list:

  1. Jesus says, “Do this.” We desire to do all that Jesus tells us.
  2. Paul says that to partake is to participate (I Corinthians 10:16). We desire to participate in Jesus’ life.
  3. The Table builds fellowship (Acts 2:42). It is our desire to be ever increasing in fellowship with one another.
  4. The table builds glad and generous hearts (Acts 2:46). We desire more gladness in our hearts.
  5. The pattern of worship demands what Augustine called the “visible word.” We need word spoken and word tasted.
  6. We are all members of one body and drink of one Spirit (I Corinthians 12:13). Therefore, we should taste of that oneness weekly when we gather.
  7. Jesus says, Do this “as often” as you drink of it (I Corinthians 11:25). Therefore, when we meet, which is weekly (often) we should Do This.
  8. The Supper is a gift and we should never refuse a gift.
  9. We pray, “Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11). If the Lord gives us bread each week and we refuse, are we then refusing his answer to our prayer?
  10. We need grace. If the Supper is a means of grace, why would we simply desire it monthly or quarterly?
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