together to partake in the symbolism of Jesus' body and blood which He gave up for us on the cross.
Communion takes place for the purpose of remembering what Jesus accomplished for us through His death and resurrection. Communion is a fellowship of God's love. ♥
The Lord's Supper
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Paul writes, "For I received from
the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and
said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in
remembrance of Me." In the same way He took the
cup also after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
Remember who you are in Christ under the New Covenant of Grace and forget who you were in the Old Covenant of Law. 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature (creation in some translations); the old things passed away; behold, new things have come." Awesome!
In Romans 6:6, Paul tells us, "Our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin.
In Galatians 5:1, Paul says, "It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject to a yoke of slavery."
As we remember there is a living God inside of us, we rest from our works and allow His works to be produced through us. This is done through the Holy Spirit surrendering our will to His will. This is why it is said that faith without works is dead (James 2). We are given the faith of Christ. The faith produces the works. God's works not ours. All we are doing is remembering what HE has done for us and resting in union with Him. The more we get out of His way, the more fruit is produced leading to an abundant harvest.