As we approach the middle of the Winter/Spring Semester, and more significantly, Easter, now is a perfect time to observe communion in your small group. This post makes that practice understandable and easy. God bless your fellowship.
The Bible says very little about how we are actually to go about observing communion, yet most Christians have strong preferences, if not convictions, about how to do it. I want to expand your thinking in one area — observing communion regularly in your small group. As we will see, this is more than just a good idea.
No Wafers and Juice Cups in the Bible
Most of us (assuming an audience which holds the “symbolic” view of communion) have observed communion primarily in corporate gatherings, with a short message and Bible reading from the pastor, followed by a collective ingesting of a wafer and a small plastic cup of grape juice. Let me say, I have no problem with the wafer and grape juice! Observing communion in this way has been a major part of my life’s spiritual formation. But my strengthening conviction is that small group members…
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