Home   e-Library       中文 
e-Library Home |  Browse By Category |  Study the Bible    
 (Holy Communion)
Elements of the Sacrament
TOC | Previous | Next

Elements of the Sacrament

Since the Lord commands us to partake of the Holy Communion according to his example, it is important to use the same elements that the Lord used--bread and drink made from the fruit of the vine (grape juice; see Matthew 26:29).

The bread used should not contain any yeast. That is why the bread in the Passover meal was called the "unleavened bread." Nor should the drink undergo any fermentation, because the Lord used grape juice, not wine, during the last supper. Yeast represents sin (1 Corinthians 5:8), false teachings (Matthew 16:6,12), and hypocrisy (Luke 12:1). Therefore it must not be found in the Communion.

There is to be only one bread and one cup regardless of the size of the congregation. "Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread" (1 Corinthians ).

PDF Download

Publisher: True Jesus Church