- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and answers about the Church
- Published on Saturday, 21 November 2009 11:37
Making rules for conducting our gatherings is inappropriate. But so is creating confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33). Our singing together and our worship lead to the time when we remember the Lord by breaking the bread and partaking of the cup. The first three gospels give us the specific model for this sacred rite. Mark tells us, "Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, . . . And He took the cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them: and they all drank of it" (Mark 14:22, 23). Paul tells us how the Lord conducted this, "after the same manner" (1 Corinthians 11:25) and records His instruction, "This do ye . . ."
This is the order: thanksgiving for the bread, then all break the bread; thanksgiving for the cup, then all drink from it.