Communion is a time for confessing our sins and receiving Christ’s forgiveness. We should not take a cavalier approach to this. This is a serious, somber time of reflection before our God. Paul says we are not to partake of communion in an unworthy manner, meaning partaking ritualistically, indifferently, with an unrepentant heart, or in any other ungodly manner. As we enter into communion with Christ, let us not come with sin and guilt weighing heavily upon us. Rather, let us be willing to confess our sins and receive forgiveness. Let us be willing to recommit our lives to Christ every time we take the Lord’s Supper. Allow the Holy Spirit to cleanse and renew you. Before we take of the bread and wine, we are told to examine ourselves. Communion should be a time of spiritual reflection and soul searching. Allow the Holy Spirit to take away all those hindrances and obstacles you have placed in God’s way throughout the week. Allow Jesus to minister his cleansing and healing to your spirit. Allow God to transform your thoughts, your emotions, your desires, and your actions. Let us examine ourselves and be willing to receive from God the plans He has for us not just for today, but for each day of our lives.
1. Are you carrying guilt for sins you feel may be too big for God to forgive? Read John 8:31-38
2. Are you prepared to confess everything to God and let Him lovingly take control?
Challenge: As you partake of communion, think of all the ways Christ has changed you and give Him glory for that. Let us make communion a time of remembering all that he means to us and all that He accomplished for those that are His children. (See John 1:12)
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