Unbroken Communion  “Breaking Of Bread”    Lesson #2
In lesson 1 of this teaching, you were enlightened on how you can develop a more effective prayer
life and an even more intimate relationship with our Father which is in Heaven.  However, this
teaching is an attempt to do the self-same thing and more!  We believe that this teaching on
“Breaking Bread” will answer many of your long-awaited questions concerning “how often” or  
“when to take
The Lord’s Supper!”  Many ask the question, “Am I worthy to take this?”  On the
same hand, many may declare very adamantly, “I can’t take the bread and wine!  I’m not
worthy!”  Well my friend, if this ideation fits you, continue to read on.  You just might be able to
move on in your walk of faith.  For you see, the life we live as Christians is by faith; God, the
birth, death, burial, and resurrection of Christ the Son, is all a part of the world of believers.  For
we  are to live by faith and not by sight!   Just look what the word says in the following
scriptures:  (
Habakkuk 2:4 Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just
shall live by his faith;
Romans 1:17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to
faith: as it is written,
The just shall live by faith. Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 But that no man is
justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The
just shall live by faith.)

Do you think you’re ready to move on in your faith?  Or let me ask you like this:  Are you willing
to do whatever it takes and is necessary to walk even closer with God?  If you said yes, pay close
attention to the following.  For many have been ignorantly led astray.  While there are others, who
unfortunately, have been intentionally deceived by false prophets and teachers……and so, we
have many that are weak and sickly amongst us (
I Cor.11:30)….all because the Lord’s Supper or
Breaking of Bread is not reverenced as previously commanded by our Lord and Savior.

God’s word frequently uses the words, “communion” or “commune.”  The Greek word for
communion is “Koinonia.”  The two words are used to describe fellowship, communicate,
contribution, and distribution.  Though all these descriptions are significant, we will focus on the
descriptions that best suit our discussion on the
Lord’s Supper, termed Breaking of Bread.

Now, let us clarify something before we go on.  Breaking of Bread is not solely symbolic.  Jesus
commanded us to teach  people to observe all things whatsoever He commanded us (
Matt.28:20).  
And this simply means, whatever He and His Apostles taught and practiced, we, on the other
hand,
MUST NOT leave out anything….not one jot or tittle of the New Testament (see Matt.5:18).  
If Jesus broke bread and washed feet, for that matter, we in turn must do likewise….Hereby, we
take on the fashion of a servant….  

  
But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant,
                                  and was made in the likeness of men:
                                                    
Philippians 2:7

If we break bread, we honor our Father for sending His only begotten Son.  We honor the Son for
becoming sin and ultimately, dying for all our sins and sicknesses.  We last, but certainly not the
least, honor the Holy Spirit for coming to lead us into all truth and showing us things present and
things to come.  That same Holy Spirit brings all things into remembrance (
John 14:26); which
includes the Savior’s death.  Here is where we believe we enter into what we call “fellowship.” It
is the fellowship between the Creator and His creation.   Of course, we can only assume what
Christ’s walk to Calvary and His death must had been like.  For we certainly will never really
know His agony, pain, suffering, and the burdens of His heart.  But I believe, when we began to
pray earnestly, with fasting in self-denial, in combination with taking the
Lord’s Supper, we will
began to see, and perhaps know the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering
(
Phil.3:10).

We also believe that if we are to live out the life of Christ, we must not set limits to His supper.  
Think of this:  If we are told and admonished to take of the bread and drink often….and as often
as we do
it, we do show the Lord’s death until He comes (I Cor.11:24). In other words, you
should not be bound by man’s traditions or the rudiments of this present world concerning
breaking of bread…Especially when traditions have no real concrete scriptural authority.  
Understand this message, and consider the
vision! God has not nor will He tell YOU to ONLY
take the Lord’s Supper when it’s your church’s quarterly meeting, convocation, or mass.  You
know what we’re talking about!  Some of you hear the Lord speaking to you right now… And,
you have even asked the question, “Well, Lord, how come our church takes communion once a
year?  Aren’t we abiding by the law of the Holy book?…the law of Moses?”  But think to yourself,
for your answer is nigh thee even in your mouth, and in your heart (
Rom.10:8).  Are you to just
remember the Lord and His death once a year?  Of course not!  If we could call to remembrance
the Lord and His death on a regular basis, we believe He will surely add unto all our lives, both
spiritually, physically, and naturally.  In the Book of Acts, God
added to the church as such, by the
Apostles going from house to house, breaking bread.

And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat  
their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, Praising God, and having favour with all the people.
        And  the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved. (
Acts 2:46-48)

Now are we saying that anyone who celebrates the Lord’s Supper once a year, or every so often
wrong?  No we are not.  We’re simply saying that for far too long we have been ignorantly led
astray in our acknowledgement of it all.  We consequently, have missed out on the many benefits
of the Lord’s Supper.  We followed man’s traditions denied the power thereof, and made the
word of God of no effect…..(
Mark 7:13 Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition,
which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.
II Tim 3:5 Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
) see also Mt. 15:6 Col 2:8,20

Very interestingly, the bible tells of story of two men walking the Emmaus road.  They too,
apparently were also disciples of Jesus Christ.  These two men were broken, discontented, lonely,
and perhaps, confused, because their Savior had gone.  They knew and heard what Jesus
preached and how he prophesied His very own death and resurrection.  But at this moment, they
had not seen the risen Christ.  So it was, they walked and talked of their Savior.  As they
continued to walk and talk about the occurrences that time, the bible says that Jesus drew near
and went with them.  Mind you, this was after the angels appeared  to the women at the tomb.  
These two men did not recognize the Savior.  To make the story short, Jesus walked and talked…
But the two “men eyes were opened” once Jesus took the bread, blessed it, and broke, and gave it
to them (
Luke 24:13-35).

My friend, you too, can have this enlightenment.  Your eyes can be opened to recognize and know
Jesus for who and what He really was, is, and is to come!  What the Lord wants you to know, is
that you have to work out your own soul salvation with fear and trembling (
Phil.2:12).  No matter
how seldom your church organization celebrates or commemorates the Lord’s death…You can
add to your life and your Christian walk by fellowshipping, communicating, and/or communing
with Him either daily (
Acts 2:46) or weekly (Acts 20:7).  Look at the benefits.  It is no wonder why
we have so many sick amongst us…..Perhaps, simply because many do not partake of the Lord’s
Supper and/or many take it unworthily.  Those that do not take it, should!…Those that take it
unworthily need to stop and think!  In the other words, “examine yourselves.” (
I Cor.11:28;
II Cor.13:5)

Now what does it mean to take of the bread unworthily?  First of all, according to scripture, we
should examine ourselves to see if we are in the faith and decide if we even meet the conditions to
partake of the Lord’s Supper. Now if one holds fast to his/her confession of Christ and his/her
belief that Christ has forgiven him/her of their sins, and that he/she is born-again and walks
according as he/she should walk in the gospel, he/she is qualified to take the
Lord’s Supper.
While on the other hand, if one has been walking quite contrary to the will of God (having lack of
reverence to God and His church, having envy, strife, having not judged self prior to consuming
the bread/wine, most importantly, had not claimed Christ as Savior and Lord) we could deem
participation of the
Lord’s Supper, unworthy.

We can conclude this lesson by simply going back to the scripture, “….do this in remembrance of
me.” (
I Cor.11:24-25; Lk. 22:19; Mt.26:26-28)  When taking the Lord’s Supper we call to
remembrance and discern Christ’s death and all the benefits that became available to anyone that
believed on Him and the power of His resurrection.  It is also the body of Christ that we discern.  
“It is by His stripes we ‘
were’ healed (I Pet.2:24)..by His stripes we ‘are’ healed (Isa 53:4-5; see
also
Mt.8:17).  If we do not want to die prematurely or if we do not want to be bound by
sicknesses and diseases, then we MUST have faith in healing which was provided by Calvary, as
well as immeasurable blessings and forgiveness.

So if you do not want to take of the Lord’s Supper unworthily, eating and drinking damnation to
yourselves (
I Cor.11:29-30), for which cause many are weak and sickly among you, consider the
following scriptures, work ‘em, and then, BE BLESSED as you commune with the Lord by
Breaking Bread, Drinking, and Eating of His Daily Bread (which is, none other than, His word)!

Scriptures for
Reflection & Impression of the Heart!

I John 1:7
Colossians 2:6-7;3:5-10
Romans 6:14-23; 8:1-13
Galatians 5:16-26
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