What is communion?
The Bible tells us that on the night Jesus was arrested, He was celebrating the Passover meal with His disciples. During this meal, He took a loaf of bread and told them that the bread represented His body, which would be broken for them. He then took a cup of wine and told them that the wine represented His blood, which would be poured out for the forgiveness of sins. After eating and drinking together, He instructed them to do this in the future, as a way of remembering what would soon take place: His crucifixion. Taking communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is a time of remembering the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ. The bread and the juice are symbolic reminders of the body and blood of Jesus.
Why take communion?
Communion causes us to remember the sacrifice of death made by Jesus Christ. In eating the bread and drinking the juice, we proclaim His death and our reliance on His sacrifice.
Who should take communion?
Communion should only be taken by those who have chosen to follow Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Crossings practices open communion, which means that you do not need to be a member of Crossings to take communion. Every believer is invited to partake of the bread and juice.
When do we take communion?
At Crossings, communion is taken during:
- the 8:30 a.m. Chapel service each Sunday;
- all five worship services on the first Sunday of every month; and
- special worship services throughout the year.
For further study: