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Subject: Breaking of Bread

Statement of Faith: We believe that all who have truly repented and believe in Christ as Lord and Saviour should regularly participate in Breaking of Bread (Luke 22:14-20; 1 Cor.11:20-34).

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1. Do you think that the Church Family Meal of Communion is a Christianized version of the Jewish Passover? Please explain your answer

2. Describe briefly each of these 3 aspects of the Church Family Meal of Communion

a. Commemoration (past)

b. Communion (present)

c. Consummation (future)

3. Is there a difference between

A Love Feast (Agape meal) Jude 1:12;

Breaking Bread Luke 24:30; Acts 2:42;

The Lord’s Table 1Cor.10:21;

The Lord’s Supper 1Cor.11:20?    (Please explain your answer.)

4. Is the Church Family Meal of Communion a “sacrament”? Please explain your answer

5. Who should participate in the Church Family Meal of Communion?

6. Should people be excluded from the Church Family Meal of Communion ( i.e. as a form of “discipline”?

7. The 4 main views of Communion are: Roman Catholic’s – the 'substance' (the reality within) the bread and the wine is 'transformed' into the substance of the body and blood of Christ (Transubstantiation); Luther’s - God is really present, but without a change in the substance of the emblems (Consubstantiation) ; Calvin’s – the substance of the emblems remains unchanged, but there is a ‘spiritual reception’ of Christ by faith in the act of Communion (i.e. the recipient receives some spiritual benefit from the meal); Zwingli’s – a symbolic act to remember Christ (a memorial).

Which of these 4 descriptions do you think is the best? Please explain your answer

8. Do you think that our Church Family Meal of Communion is different from the early Church’s? Should we change our format or style?

Although Melchizedek’s bread and wine had nothing to do with Church Family Meal of Communion, it does remind us that we are to bless each other when we come together

Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. He was priest of God Most High, and he blessed Abram, saying, "Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and earth. And blessed be God Most High, who delivered your enemies into your hand." Then Abram gave him a tenth of everything. Gen.14:18-20

DVD: Monty White on Creation

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