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Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 04:10:27 -0700 (PDT)
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COLUMN: COMMUNION MEDITATION

Why We Should Love to Partake of the Lord's Supper
 by Jeff A. Jenkins

Growing up in a preacher's home meant many things, one
of which was that we were always the last ones to leave
the church building after worship.

There was a time in my earlier years that we were
allowed to help clean up the building after the
service. We would help pick up papers, put hymn books
back in the proper place, and pick up communion cups.

There were always cups and bread in the trays that had
not been used, and when no grown-ups were watching, we
would eat some of the crackers and drink from some of
the cups. As a child, I loved to eat the Lord's Supper.

Nearly half a century later, I still love to partake of
the Lord's Supper on the first day of every week.
However, the reasons are different. Allow me to share
just a few reasons why we should love to partake of the
Lord's Supper.

We should love to partake of the Lord's Supper because
it is a constant reminder of the agony our Lord endured
for us. "For consider Him who has endured such
hostility by sinners against Himself." (Hebrews 12:3)
Luke reminds us of the agony that our Lord went through
that dreadful, wonderful night (Luke 22:44).

We should love to partake of the Lord's Supper because
we know we are following the Lord's example and obeying
his commands (Matthew 26:26-29; Acts 20:7). Jesus said
that he would be with us each time we partake of his
supper.

We should love to partake of the Lord's Supper because
it allows us to examine our lives (1 Corinthians 11:27-
29). Every time we partake of the Lord's Supper we
should consider how we are doing in our spiritual
growth and our walk with the Lord.

We should love to partake of the Lord's Supper because
it reminds us that we are a part of a family and
fellowship that stretches around the world (Acts 2:46).

Every Sunday we are blessed to be able to commune with
Christians in our home congregations, as well as
Christians throughout the world. We should thank God
for the blessings associated with partaking of the
Lord's Supper every Sunday.

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