Breaking Bread Together

I recently attended a worship service where the person leading the worshipers into communion time said, “Now is your personal time to be alone with God.”

I strongly disagree.

Many Christians have come to the conclusion that communion is just between them and God. I don’t know where they ever got that idea. The church at Corinth was harshly chastised by the apostle Paul for thinking only of themselves at communion time, and not thinking of the other worshipers (1 Corinthians 11:17-23). This isolationist mentality caused a serious division in the church.

So, let’s get away from the idea that communion is our personal, alone time with God. It’s not. Let’s promote unity in the body of Christ by acknowledging that communion is to be practiced as a part of our corporate worship.

“On the first day of the week we came together (my emphasis) to break bread…”—Acts 20:7.

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