Do I need to confess my sin of lust before taking communion?

Question: I have a question about lust and communion. Is it a sin to have touched my boyfriend’s buttocks with our clothes on? I believe it may fall into lust, and if it does then do I have to confess this before being able to take communion? Answer: What you are describing could fall under…

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Is the bread Jesus’ body or does it represent Jesus’ body?

Question: Good morning. I have looked at your site for many years and have found the devotion and the knowledge skill set to be very helpful, in my walk of life with God. Thank you. So often, in the Lord’s Supper, the men presiding will say, “which represents His body” and “which represents His blood”…

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Notes on Communion, The Lord’s Supper

Prophecies Concerning His Death Rejected by men, but not God – Psalms 22 Hated and a reproach – Psalm 69:4, 7-9, 19-21 The Suffering Servant – Isaiah 53 His humiliation – Isaiah 53:3-9 His accomplishment – Isaiah 53:10-12 Accounts of His Suffering, Death, and Resurrection In the Garden – Matthew 26:26-29 Betrayal, Arrest, Denial, Trials,…

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The original Lord’s Supper was observed at night and it wasn’t on Sunday

Question: The original Lord’s Supper was observed at nighttime (Matthew 26:31), and it was not observed on the first day of the week (Sunday), The practice of breaking bread was done on a daily basis from house to house, not on a weekly basis as in the churches of Christ. You find this information in Acts 2:46. And you’ll also…

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Should it be called communion or Lord’s Supper?

Question: Good day brother Jeffrey, I’m here to seek your advice or comments and suggestions regarding the phrase “Lord’s Supper.” My question is: Can we still use the phrase “Lord’s Supper” as part of the worship? Which phrase is appropriate to use: communion or Lord’s Supper? I ask because the preacher said that we can…

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Should leavened or unleavened bread be used in the Lord’s Supper?

Question: Our congregation uses ordinary bread (very likely leavened) for Lord’s Supper. The minister, after admitting that unleavened bread was used during the Passover meal when Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper, tried to justify the use of ordinary bread this way: 1. The elements of the Lord’s Supper are the bread and fruit of the…

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Can the Lord’s Supper be taken to a shut-in?

Question: In our home Bible class last evening, one in the class asked if it is wrong to take the Lord’s Supper to a member of the church who is a shut-in if the one, who is a shut-in, requests it. Answer: I have difficulty with this because Paul stated, “Therefore, my brethren, when you…

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What do you think about partaking of the Lord’s Supper after dinner?

Question: At our congregation, we take communion on the first day of each week. Our preacher has decided to have small groups meet in homes and have a potluck dinner and again partake of the Lord’s Supper, calling it an agape feast. This is causing a division in the church. He is using a lot…

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Does Mathew 26:29 mean that we shouldn’t take communion?

Question: Does Mathew 26:29 mean that we shouldn’t take communion? Answer: “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” (Matthew 26:29). Your conclusion contradicts other clear passages concerning partaking of the…

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Who can give communion?

Question: We have a doubt about administering communion; that is, who can give communion? We are seven who as started a church and now it has grown to 30 people. We have one leader but none of us is ordained. Now, who can give communion? Or should we find an ordained preacher to give communion?…

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