The Lord's Supper and our Commitment to Fellowship

Jesus Christ, on the night in which he was betrayed, instituted a simple supper which the disciples as a group were to eat in remembrance of him. "Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to his disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins" (Matthew 26.26-29 and 1Corinthians 11.23-26). The cup and the bread is a sharing in the blood and body of Christ and defines the Christians who partake together as one body (1Cor 10.16-17: " 16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.").

The Lord's Supper brings the fellowship life into focus. We are one as a church because of our common share in Christ through his sacrifice for us. A person is only a member of the church through his active share in Christ's sacrifice. This supper also brings into focus the fact that we can only access the life and power of Christ through an active share in the meaning and value of his death for us.

The Bible teaches three commitments that we must make in partaking of this supper:

Only those who have placed their faith in Christ and are committed to living the Christian life should partake of this supper. Do not partake out of social pressure, for to eat and drink in a manner that is not true to the meaning of the body and blood of Christ is to eat and drink judgment to oneself (1Corinthians 11.29).

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Where Do We Meet?

Murrayville Community Hall
21667-48th Avenue
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What's Happening?

Sun10:00 amWorship and Bible teaching
 11:50 amSunday School and Adult discussion
 6:30 pmSunday Evening Youth Group*
Tue7:30 pmBible Study and Fellowship*

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If you have any questions, email us at info@slef.ca.

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