What Is Communion?

There’s a radio preacher on the shortwave that I’ve listened to who teaches his people to take communion in their homes. He leads them in taking it, reading the passages, giving the message, and saying the prayer. He even says, “This take in remembrance of me. Let us take it together.”

At first, I thought, “That’s kind of a good idea. It’s good for shut-ins.”

But as I have come to understand Communion and Community, I see that we are to take it together — as we are assembled together. I am not saying it’s wrong, if you can’t get out to be with other Christians, to take it alone.

But the design is to be taking it together.

This message speaks to the meaning of the word “Communion” and how it relates to togetherness.