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Is holy communion the most important form of Worship?

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Holy Communion is the blood and the body of Jesus, given to Christians as bread and wine, instituted by Jesus himself for people to eat and drink. The eating of bread and wine as Jesus' body and blood, took place on the night of the Last Supper, what today is known as Maundy Thursday. On the night he was betrayed, Jesus took bread, and when he had said thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body which is for you, 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." (1 Corinthians 11:23-5) The benefits of this sacrament are pointed out by the words, "...given and shed for you for the remission of sins." These words assure Christians that in the sacrament we receive forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation. Because where there is forgiveness of sins, there is also life and salvation. Holy Communion is very important to Christians. This is because it reminds them that Jesus took their burden of sins, so that they could return to God- the Father, instead of being punished in hell for their sins. ...read more.

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He also gave them a new commandment," A new commandment I give you: love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (John 15:34-5). The death of Jesus needs to be remembered because it reminds Christians that Jesus took away all of their sins while on the cross, and all what he did for the people. It also reminds them that because of Jesus, they do not need to be punished for their sins and will reunite with God- their Father after death. By going to church and taking Holy Communion, Christians gain a lot for themselves. It helps them remember the love Jesus had for his people and followers, making them feel closer to both God and Jesus. It strengthens their faith in their religion, because each time they take the bread and wine, they know that Jesus has done a lot for them and also that Jesus has always tried to bring justice to God's people. It also unites Christians because they are all there in church for a certain purpose, and so they feel that Jesus is there with them all at the same time. ...read more.

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God and Christ are with you in the form of the Holy Spirit, so really god and Christ are with you at all times and so you should remember them at all times, too, the way the Holy Spirit is always with you, as a part of you. In my opinion, Holy Communion is not the most important way of worshipping and remembering God and Christ. I believe this because if you are a true Christian, then you should not remember God and Christ at only a specific time. God and Christ are in you in the form of the Holy Spirit. You should remember them at all times, because worshipping does not mean that you do it only when you go to church or take communion. Yes these are times when you should also remember them, but not the most important times. There may be people who do not go to church very often to take communion, but this does not mean that you do not believe in god or not worship, because you should remember God in all your prayers and all other times, just as the Holy Spirit is with you at all times, similarly in the way god always knows what we do. Prayer, remembrance and worship have never had a certain time at which they should take place. Ideally it should be done at all times and that is what all Christians should try to do. ...read more.

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