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Administration and Participation

The Scripture does not specify how often we need to partake of the Communion, but does stress its effect and meaning. So each congregation may decide to hold the Communion as often as it deems fit, as long as the participants take it with solemnity.

In the same manner as our Lord, we give thanks to God for Christ's sacrifice and salvation. We can then break the bread and give it to the congregation. The same goes with receiving the cup.

During the Communion, the participants should be together in one place. None of the elements should remain until the next day. These instructions are from God's commands to the Israelites concerning the Passover, a festival remembering the salvation of God through the blood of the lamb (see Exodus ,46).

Only those who are baptized may receive the Communion, for it is a spiritual fellowship between the Lord and his church. If someone has not been baptized, or has not done so in a way that is according to what the Bible teaches, he should not participate in the Communion because his sins have not been washed away, and he does not yet belong to Christ.

It is important that we take the Communion seriously and solemnly, knowing that we are partaking of Christ's body and blood.

            "Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a man examine himself, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For any one who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment upon himself" (1 Corinthians 11:27-29).

Before the Communion, we need to examine ourselves, remove our grudges against anyone, ask the Lord to forgive our sins, and determine to live by Christ's perfect example.

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