FAQ: What is Communion?

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Communion, also known as Holy Communion or The Lord’s Supper is a way of acknowledging the death, burial, resurrection and imminent return to earth of Jesus Christ. This act of Christian fellowship was instituted by Jesus himself prior to his death.

Matthew 26:26-29

“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

During the act of communion, believers of Jesus eat bread and drink juice which are used as a representation of the body and blood of Jesus which was sacrificed for the sins of the world.

When we drink the juice, it is a time of reflection on the sacrifice Jesus made for us. When we eat the bread we remember that Jesus’s body was broken for us, and that Jesus is what satisfies and sustains us with genuine life. 

On the first Sunday of the month, Princeton Baptist Church celebrates the communion as part of our regular worship service. Believers in Christ’s death, burial and resurrection are welcomed to participate in communion. However, those who have not yet given their lives to Jesus and are unwilling to do so prior to communion are, according to the words of Jesus, warned to refrain from partaking in the Lord’s Supper.

The decision to partake or not partake is between the individual and the Lord, not the pastor or other church members.

Bible Verses About Communion

Matthew 26:26-29

Luke 22: 19-20

Acts 2:42

Acts 2:46

I Corinthians 10:19-22

I Corinthians 11:27-32

John 6:26-58


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