The Sights & Sounds of Christmas
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020
Jesus never asked His followers to remember His birth, but He was very careful to instruct them to remember His death and resurrection. He gave us two visible symbols as reminders of his death and resurrection:
Communion, or The Lord's Supper, is really an object lesson that represents a great spiritual truth for believers. It is a simple act of sharing a bit of bread and juice as a reminder of Christ's death, a symbol of His blood sacrifice, and a statement of faith that "proclaim[s] the Lord's death until He comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).
Communion is only for those who are Christians. Like baptism, it is a sign that one has placed his/her faith in Christ.
You do not have to be a member of 3Crosses to partake in communion, having a relationship with Jesus is what is important.
Children may take communion, although it's important that a child be saved and be old enough to understand communion.
The Bible teaches that we should take Communion in a worthy manner by examining ourselves: our relationship with Christ, our relationship with others, and any unconfessed sin in our personal lives.
Although we are baptized only once, we partake in communion regularly. At 3Crosses we observe Communion the first Sunday of each month in our worship celebration services. Communion is also observed at some of our retreats, banquets and in Home Communities.
We believe that we are created to do life together; we are made for relationship with each other and with our Creator, Jesus Christ. In community is where we encourage & support each other as we follow the way of Jesus & see our lives transformed by His love.