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From the Pastor’s desk….

October 8, 2018

Yesterday was “World Wide Communion Sunday.”   Many people around the world participated in a Communion Service.  John Wesley once said, “The Lord’s Supper is the greatest evangelistic tool we have.”  Wesley taught that Communion should be served to believers and non-believers alike.  He said, “The Communion Service is a greater aid to evangelism than a cross on a church building or on a necklace.”

Our purposes in participating in the Communion Service should be:

  • To Remember: Jesus said, “Do this in remembrance of Me.”
  • To Rejoice: “You proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.”
  • To Repent: “Let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of the bread and drink of the cup.”
  • To Reconcile: Because of Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross we are able to be reconciled to God and enjoy fellowship with Him.  We are all on equal standing at the Lord’s table.

When we participate in the Communion Service it should cause us to rejoice knowing that because of our faith in Jesus, one day we will be able to sit down at the Father’s Table with Jesus and fellowship with Him forever.