There are many different ways to remember Jesus (“Obeying Jesus,” 08/29/2010). For example, it seems from 1 Corinthians 11 that the infant church sometimes had a fellowship meal for the entire assembly of believers and that they took time during that meal to remember Jesus with the bread and the cup as he invited them to. Granted, from the comments by the apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11, they were messing it up pretty badly: ignoring the poor and hungry, giving preference to the rich and the important.
The report in Acts chapter 2, verse 42 and the following verses, seems to be a more simple picture; a meal shared frequently from house to house between sisters and brothers in Christ.
I have broken bread while out camping with friends, in a beautiful chapel at Camp Berea, on the beach at Berea, in a college dorm room with other campus Christians. Once I seem to remember breaking bread together as a family while we were on vacation and all we had available was a corn muffin.
Some are afraid that if we have Communion too often it will somehow cheapen the experience and make it less meaningful and significant. That sounds like “I should only tell my wife that I love her once each year so that it doesn’t get trite and less meaningful…”
Actually I think the opposite is true; waiting too long just dulls the spiritual senses and allows material and worldly stuff to permeate and saturate my life. Like I said Sunday, its not like we “forget Jesus,” we just get distracted and forget to remember.
What do you think? How often is often enough for you? What’s too often? Tell us about a meaningful time that you had remembering the Lord.
Resting in Him,