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Holy Communion is essential to the spiritual life of Christians. It is not optional; we are commanded by our Master to receive it. It is no more optional than water baptism (Romans 6). Likewise, the Scripture says, For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes.” – 1 Cor 11:26. In receiving the Lord’s Supper, we are carrying out the command of our Lord and Master.

There have been many debates about Holy Communion. This is sad, for I feel that simply receiving Communion is one of the most important blessings in a Christian’s life. Once I preached at a church in Ireland and ministered to them for an entire week. On the Sunday that I preached, they had a Communion service, but asked me to sit aside as I was “not a member of their church” and could thus not partake in Holy Communion! This was a sad day for me.

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