Communion

Before his death, Jesus shared a Passover meal with his disciples to speak with them about his impending death and its meaning. During this meal, he took two simple elements of the supper, wine and bread, and imported new meaning into the sharing of these. In essence, this Passover meal where the Jews remembered their deliverance and freedom from slavery in Egypt generations ago was used by Jesus to help his disciples grasp that he was going to be the final sacrifice for the sins of all people and the means of spiritual freedom (Matthew 26:20-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:13-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26). From the time of Jesus, Christians have shared the Lord’s supper as a way to remember Jesus’ death and celebrate their new life with God. At Redeemer, we celebrate Communion monthly; usually on the first Sunday of each month.