This Is My Body

by John Hendrix via Seeking Things Above “And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body” (Matthew 26:26). What of the body of Jesus? What do we think as we take the bread? There is no monument…

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Are there rules for how the Lord’s Supper is to be conducted?

Question: Blessed day! I am a member of a church of Christ. One of my brethren suggested that we need to kneel when praying during the Lord’s Supper as a sign of respect and humility toward the body and blood of Christ. Is it right to kneel when praying during the Lord Supper? Second, do…

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Are the pre-packaged wafers proper for the Lord’s Supper?

Question: I have two questions that are causing me quite a bit of concern. We no longer “break the bread”. Not just the lead server but nobody “breaks” even the slightest portion of the bread. It’s a no break needed setup. We pull back a tab and eat the small wafer contained within. A sub…

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Lord’s Supper

How the Lord’s Supper Should be Done (I Corinthians 11:23-26) Paul mentions again his inspiration. The source of his teachings come directly from Jesus (Galatians 1:11-12). Thus the memorial feast was never the idea of men wanting to commemorate the death of their Savior. This was the command of the Lord to his followers. The importance…

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Can comments be made during the Lord’s Supper?

Question: Is it right for a brother officiating the Lord’s Supper to make comments while the bread and the fruit of the vine are being passed? Some brethren hold the view that at such times congregations should be silent. Answer: This would be a matter for the local congregation to decide. There are few details…

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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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Where is the justification for taking the Lord’s Supper at home?

Question: Dear Brother, In these times of pandemic and gathering restrictions, I have seen many different takes on gathering for the Lord’s table and virtual worship. It is good to see autonomy alive and well within the Lord’s church. My question is the acceptance of virtual worship and the taking of the Lord’s table via…

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Was Timothy a Nazirite?

Question: Was Timothy a Nazirite? It appeared that he was reluctant to take the wine ( grape juice) so I know that if he was a Nazirite he would not take even grapes or grape juice for medicine. I was told that it had to be alcohol because he could drink grape juice if he…

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Can the Lord’s Supper be taken by yourself?

Question: Hello, I have a question: Since many church services are canceled due to COVID‐19, I’ve been thinking about a relevant question: When church services are canceled, can a Christian partake of the Lord’s Supper by himself? My answer has been “No” because we “come together” to do it (1 Cor. 11:33; Acts 20:7). This…

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