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"Attending the service of Holy Communion is the most important

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"Attending the service of Holy Communion is the most important Way for a Christian to worship" The biblical record of Jesus's life shows that Jesus was born to a virgin, lived a sinless life, taught throughout the wealthy, poor and the lowest of low. It also says that the aim of why Jesus was on earth in the first place is because at that time Christians where living lives full of sin therefore no Christians would go to heaven. That is the reason why God in the form of Jesus went to earth. His purpose was to straighten the lives, which people where taking and to show them how they should live their lives if they want to enjoy the reward of heaven. However near to the end of Jesus's life he was crucified on the cross because many people did not believe him as the Son of God. The night before the crucifixion Jesus and his disciples ate together which is known as the last supper. At this meal Jesus took bread, and gave thanks; broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: Take and eat; this is my body given for you. Do this for the remembrance of me. Again, after supper, he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it for all to drink, saying: This cup is the new covenant in my blood, shed for you and for all people for the forgiveness of sin. ...read more.

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For example one person said that ''when the priest breaks the loaf and pours the wine its as if the meal in the upper room was happening now and Jesus is telling us how much he loves us enough to die for us." This person therefore saying that though the last supper happened thousands of years ago to this person the communion is a way to remember that Jesus has done so much for Christians to be here today. The love that Jesus gave back then is still here now therefore thankfulness that this person has is still carried from years ago. Another person said, "In communion I take the bread as a symbol of god giving strength to me. It strengthens me for all the things I have to do during the week" therefore this person sees holy communion not just as a way to remember Jesus but also a way to gain strength from the lord. Which means that to this person Holy communion is vital part of his life as if gives him the strength he needs to carry out the things which he needs to do on that week. "When I'm actually eating the bread and drinking the wine I usually think about what Jesus has done for me. Jesus died for me. I know he died for everyone else as well. ...read more.

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However others who do believe that holy communion is the best possible way to worship could defend by saying that it is not the eating and drinking but it is the words, which you say which show's God that you are able to remission your sins. They may also carry on to say that the bread and wine is not just symbolic of the body and the blood but is also a picture, which we can use to remember Jesus for years to come. Though both sides of the argument are very persuasive, after looking at both sides I can conclude that in my opinion I think that Holy Communion is the best possible way to worship. The reason why I think this is because I think that the whole concept of remembering Jesus through everyday things like bread and wine is a brilliant thing. So many people through communion feel closer to God therefore this must be the best way to worship, after all most Christians want to reach and feel close to god the most. I also think this because I think that Holy Communion gives strength to people to carry on therefore they are receiving strength from Jesus. The final reason why I think that Holy Communion is the best possible way to worship is because the symbolisms, which it has, the wine washes away the sins, which Christians have therefore, the wine symbolizes forgiveness. Which then contrast with the fact that Jesus dying represented forgiveness like the wine. Lima Khanom 10L ...read more.

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