We’re not going to partake here today. My hope is that I will lay a foundation so thick and so strong that when people actually go to partake of the elements something a little different than a rote action. You see, Communion, the Lord’s Supper – and most of you have been taught this but I’m talking now to people who haven’t been taught this – it’s not something strange. It’s not something outside of the Christian realm.
Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that the Lord’s Supper is right there in the Gospel records. Read it. Jesus partaking, going back to the celebration of the Passover meal, then Paul turns around and says Jesus was our Passover. They weren’t doing something weird; hocus pocus and all that stuff. He simply broke the bread. Just broke the bread. And said “this is my body which is broken for you” which just in that act, a simple act, if people could see. Here’s My cup. This is the blood, My blood of the New Testament.
When He said “do this in remembrance of me” to me the thought is that people think of Communion, they do – if they do it – they do it once a month when the church does it. Communion is meant to be in your home. Take it in your home. You can take it in a group. But there’s no timeline. If you need to take Communion twice a day, if that’s what you feel you need to do and the elements that we use. He broke bread. You can use unleavened bread. You can use a cracker. You can use a cookie. We’re not focusing on what these elements – these elements are not His body. They help us, somebody pointed out to me like a picture. If I were to be looking at picture of Dr. Scott, I would be remembering Dr. Scott.