1 Peter 3:18
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the Spirit.
Why we share communion
Communion or the ‘Lord’s Supper’ is an act of worship that involves eating bread and drinking wine. Communion is one of the central acts of worship in the Christian Church. It is based upon the specific command of Jesus to his disciples on the night before he was crucified. It is a simple meal that helps remind us that Jesus died for us. The bread and wine are a representation of the blood (the wine) and His body (the bread) which was broken for you, in order to pay for all the wrong things we do and give us forgiveness.
There is no requirement for you to come to the front of the church to take communion as both the bread and wine are served to you in your seat.
Who can take communion?
Communion is a serious, not a trivial act and is for those who are following Jesus in their lives. If the Supper is really the Lord’s, any person who belongs to the Lord should have the right to share it.
At Communion an invitation is given to ‘all who love our Lord Jesus Christ.'
So with this invitation, everybody is free to make their own decision in good conscience, as to whether they should participate in this simple meal.
If you do not wish to take part, you are more than welcome to stay and let the bread and wine pass by.