Communion with Christ
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Communion with Christ

1 Corinthians 10:14-17  (ID: 2738)

When Christians gather to share in the Lord’s Supper, how do we understand the word “Communion”? Alistair Begg defines this word as meaning “participation,” referring to the fellowship that believers share in this special event. Jesus wants His people to avoid participating with darkness and instead meet with Him. When we take Communion, we are not re-enacting Christ’s death but revealing the meaning of His sacrifice.


14Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry. 15I speak as to sensible people; judge for yourselves what I say. 16The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ? 17Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.