Why do you come to communion?

  1. Routine part of Sunday worship?
    • God hates empty rituals (Jeremiah 6 & 7)
  2. In distress?
    • Elijah fleeing from Jezebel’s wrath (1 Kings 19)
  3. Seeking answers?
    • Jesus invites us to seek and knock (Luke 11)
    • Rich young ruler (Matthew 19)
  4. Struggling with temptation?
    • God will show you a way out when tempted/no trial is unique (1 Cor 10)
  5. Hungry?
    • Jesus feeds the 5000 (Matthew 14)
  6. Sick?
    • Jesus healed the blind, lame and sick (many examples)
  7. Unworthy?
    • Widow’s 2 coins (Mark 12)
    • We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works (Eph 2:10)
  8. Beaten down because of your belief?
    • Blessed for being insulted, persecuted (Matthew 5:11-12)
    • Be happy if you are insulted for being a Christian (1 Peter 4:14)
  9. Curious?
    • Zacchaeus (Luke 19)
  10. Worried?
    • God loves us more than the flowers in the fields (Matthew 6)
  11. Need forgiveness?
    • David prays to God about his sin with Bathsheba (Psalm 51)
    • A man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14)
  12. Reset from the stresses of life?
    • “Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.” (Mark 1:35)

Jesus doesn’t invite us to communion because we’re Mary Poppins perfect, good-looking, well-connected, filthy rich, obviously important, high-ranking or politically astute.

We come to communion because He asks us to remember His sacrifice, and because of His grace and mercy, He wants us to share in His inheritance.