Why communion?


On this Easter weekend many of us will celebrate with communion. There is much history and value to this ordinance. If you are a fellow Christian I encourage you to consider how you take the Lord’s Supper.

Rev. Burt Schwab

Recently my wife and I had a conversation about communion while having dinner with friends. It occurred to me that the idea of communion has lost its sense of importance within the American Christian culture. Admittedly there have been times when I have taken the elements of the Lord’s Supper without fully recognizing the significance of the occasion. It is my heart-felt belief that how a person honors God and worships Him is a personal decision. As with any decision a person should at least have a basic understanding of the facts and purpose behind an action. A brief study of scripture can reveal the purpose and importance of communion allowing an individual to make an informed decision on how, when, and why to partake in communion.

The history of communion began at the last meal Christ ate just hours before His crucifixion. The Passover celebration was instituted in honor of…

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About burtschwab

I currently live in Iowa, USA. I serve as an assisting pastor of a unique small church. My goals are to simply live life as a journey and embrace each day. I am married to a wife with similar passions and that makes me a blessed man.
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