We believe that communion is a meal that was given to us by Jesus Christ himself before he was sent to the cross. We believe this is a meal that has been given to the family of Christ, all those who believe and trust in Jesus death and resurrection for their forgiveness and life.
We believe that communion is actually bread and wine and at the same time it is the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ, as his last words and testament assert. How they can be both at the same is a mystery that we can never fully comprehend, but we accept this fact on faith alone. What does communion do? It is a meal given to us for the forgiveness of sins, the strengthening of faith, and the building up of the family of Christ until the day that he returns.
We trust in the words of Scripture, “for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:28). When he says "covenant" he is basically saying, "This is my last will and testament. Don't mess with it." So if we shouldn't mess with it by changing the meaning or adding to it, who should join in this meal?
The person that believes these words, “Given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins.” Anyone who believes that Jesus has died and rose for the forgiveness of their sins and puts their trust in this is welcome to take part. Anyone who believes this is the actual body and blood of Jesus is welcome to take part. Anyone who does not believe this should not participate in this meal. We believe the words in 1 Cor. 11:27-30 that anyone who takes it in an unworthy manner eats and drinks judgement on themselves. If you have any questions about what this meal means, or if you should take it, please speak with Pastor Matt.