- To make you grace minded. No one will ever stand in Heaven and say, “Look what Jesus and I have accomplished.” If you had to pay one penny of your sin debt, it would make you a co-redeemer with Christ. Ephesians 2:8-9, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.“
- To keep you sensitive to sin. 1 Corinthians 11:28-29, “Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.” You don’t avoid the communion cup; you need only confess your sin and then drink deeply with gratitude.
- To keep you focused on Christ’s return. Mark 14:25, “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.” Every communion service brings you one step closer to the greatest communion service of all: the marriage supper of the Lamb in heaven (Revelation 19:7).