COVID-19 and Communion
During this unusual time of physical distancing during the Coronavirus Crisis, Plano Bible Chapel will continue to celebrate the Lord’s Table, or Communion, online.
As a remembrance of Christ and celebration of His atoning sacrifice, communion is vitally important for us as the Body of Christ on a regular basis as we gather together. So what do we do when we can’t or are not able to gather together to meet in person? We gather where we are able to meet – online/virtually/digitally. While we are isolating physically, we are still gathering corporately (see more on Larry Murray’s blog, Following Jesus, about the Church).
As we celebrate the Lord’s Table, the bread (the Body of Christ) and the cup (the Blood of Christ) are symbols of His finished work on the cross to satisfy God’s wrath and justice for our sin. We would see the significance in the Lord’s Supper not in the specific elements but in the spiritual essence of our corporate remembrance.
Observing the Lord’s Table (Matthew 23:26-30, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26) increases our worship of Jesus for who He is, returns the focus of our hearts to Him for what He has done on the cross for us. It, also, requires us to examine our hearts (1 Corinthians 11:28-29) in order to love God and love others as Jesus has loved us. Communion with Jesus compels us to love one another in community by thinking of one another, not just ourselves.
At the end of PBC’s Online worship service each week, be prepared to celebrate the Lord’s Table together (at home) as we remember the Body of Christ (with bread, crackers, wafers, etc) and the Blood of Christ (with a cup of juice or wine) at the end of the service. If you are unable to get out, we have people ready to deliver communion elements to your door, so please email pbc@planobiblechapel if you need help.
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