Communion, or taking of bread and wine, is both a reflection and celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus nearly two thousand years ago. The Bible says that prior to that, the gulf between us and God was insurmountable: we were destined to spend an eternity separated from God. However with Jesus’ death and resurrection heaven became the ultimate destination of all who believe in Jesus, accept God’s rescue and follow Him.
‘But what’s that got to do with communion?’ Well, in the hours leading up to His crucifixion Jesus had a final meal with His disciples that we now call ‘The Last Supper’ in which He used bread and red wine to depict the nature of His impending death in which His body would be broken and His blood spilt. Later the Apostle Paul wrote advising churches to commemorate communion regularly in a service that re-enacts that last supper; this is described in 1 Corinthians 11:22-26.
The Inghamite Church celebrates communion during the Sunday morning service on the first Sunday of each month; however many of us like to do it more often, so once a month on the third Monday evening of every month at 6:30 we usually gather in the church lounge for a communion service. This meeting is not currently running, but we are considering reinstating it soon.
If you would like to find out more about Jesus’ death and resurrection, or even better if you would like to join us for either of these communion celebrations, you’d be more than welcome.