Two important symbolic actions were given by the Lord Jesus Christ to His church. One of them, baptism, is a one-off event in the life of a Christian, but the other is to be carried out by Christians on a regular basis: the breaking of bread.
This is seen very clearly in the Bible: “Then they that gladly received his word were baptised: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” (Acts 2:41-42)
On the basis of this and other New Testament passages, we believe the following:
- The breaking of bread is the name given to the occasion when Christians gather to remember the Lord Jesus Christ in His death and resurrection: “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, this is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.” (Luke 22:19)
- The early church kept this ordinance regularly on the first day of the week: “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread …” (Acts 20:7). Every Sunday morning (11.00am-12.30pm) we follow their example and gather to remember the Lord Jesus Christ.
- Although each church meeting is important the breaking of bread is especially significant. Every baptised believer in our fellowship partakes of the bread and wine which symbolise the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ who gave Himself for us at Calvary. In this way, we proclaim His death until He returns for the Christians to take them to heaven (1 Corinthians 11:26).
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