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Why do we take communion?

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

            We take communion for a number of reasons:

1.      To give thanks for what Jesus did.

2.      To remember what Jesus did.

3.      To symbolically acknowledge the importance of the body and the blood in the crucifixion.

4.      To proclaim this truth about Jesus, looking forward to his return.

Paul felt his ritual should be celebrated routinely but never said how often.