The Lord’s Supper/ Communion

The Lord’s Supper (communion) is a symbolic act of obedience and joy whereby people recognize that they have been invited to eat and fellowship with the Son of God. In the ancient world, sharing a meal with someone meant that you accepted them and called them friend, brother or sister. It was (and is) something precious and unique, especially when we consider who invites us. I believe in and practice an “open” communion whereby anyone and everyone who is seeking Jesus is invited to participate. If you are a Christian or if you want to know Jesus and what he is all about, you are invited to his table. But communion is important and should not be entered into without considering what it means. Through communion we accept Jesus’ happy invitation, memorialize the dinner with his disciples before his execution, and anticipate his return / second coming. If a person is unwilling to affirm and participate in these truths, then he or she should not partake in the Lord’s supper.


About C_Lambeth

I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. I graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor's of Science and from George Fox Seminary (now Portland Seminary) with a Master's of Divinity. In addition to knowing Christ and helping others know him, I am passionate about peace, the environment, Christian feminism, justice for all (not just the wealthy) and being a lifelong learner. Please feel free to comment on any of the posts here or to suggest new posts altogether. Thank you for reading me! -CL
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