In this video, Danny Zacharias points out that many modern churches under-emphasise the communal aspect of the Lord’s Supper. He observes that when we take the wine and the bread it is usually a solo practice done in the presence of the church, rather than an activity and experience that is truly shared. Danny also highlights the context, and corrects a common misunderstanding, of the phrase “A person must examine himself” (1 Cor. 11:28). Furthermore, he reminds us that one important function of the Lord’s Supper is the communal proclamation of “the Lord’s death until he comes” (1 Cor. 11:26).
I’m sharing this 8 minute video, because I believe that there is more to Communion or the Eucharist than what is offered in many churches today: an abbreviated, stylised, and formal commemoration. I believe we are missing out on precious opportunities for actively expressing and strengthening our fellowship and solidarity with Jesus Christ and with each other.
A transcript of Danny’s message is available on his website here.
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