Today’s Reading : 1 Corinthians 11: 23-26
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Ac 2:42
Let’s conclude our 28 day devotional by sharing fellowship in the most beautiful way - breaking bread together, sharing communion:
When Jesus had fellowship with his disciples at the last supper, he instigated the act of communion. He broke bread and shared it around those who were present, then passed a cup of wine around that everyone may partake. As he did this, he told his disciples to do this in remembrance of Him, the bread being symbolic of his body broken for us, and the wine being symbolic of his blood shed on the cross for all.
We often participate in communion as part of the church service, and we can also do this whenever we fellowship together at home. It is a serious thing remembering Jesus’ death and should not be done irreverently, or when there is unforgiveness around the dining table. But if as a gathering, you are all Christians, united in your faith in Jesus, then take the opportunity to share communion together in your home. And do it often.
• When you next sit round the dinner table with your spouse, family or Christian friends, find some bread and wine (or grape juice if appropriate). You can even do this via Skype with those in isolation.
• Read 1 Corinthians 11 together to remind one another of the significance of what Jesus did. Then share the bread and wine as Jesus did, remembering with grateful hearts the sacrifice that He made so that we could be forgiven.