Breaking Bread Together is God honoring fellowship that involves each of us as participants. Typically we pray before we eat. I like short prayers loaded with meaning. “Lord God, we thank you for life and food and health and we ask you to bless our fellowship together. Amen.”
Breaking Bread Together deepens our joint relationship with God our Father and Messiah Jesus our Lord by the Holy Spirit. Our relational attitude, behavior and the oneness we share is summed up by Paul.
I, then, the prisoner for the Master’s sake, entreat you to live and act as becomes those who have received the call that you have received—with all lowliness of mind and unselfishness, and with patience, bearing with one another lovingly, and earnestly striving to maintain, in the uniting bond of peace, the unity given by the Spirit. There is but one body and but one Spirit, as also when you were called you had one and the same hope held out to you. There is but one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of all, who rules over all, acts through all, and dwells in all. Yet to each of us individually grace was given, measured out with the munificence of Christ. Ephesians 4:1-7 WNT
The roots of breaking bread with family began when God commanded the Israelites, “remember the Sabbath Day to keep it holy” (Ex 20:8). The sabbath day was a prophetic sign of God’s Mosaic covenant with them. God rested from creation on the seventh day and He pronounced it a day of rest for Israel. “Wherefore … [Read more…]
Jesus ate the Passover meal with His disciples and turned the Old Covenant feast into the prophetic sign of the New Covenant we call the Last Supper, the Lord’s Supper, Communion, Breaking Bread or Eucharist. God instituted the annual Passover feast to commemorate the His pass over the Israelites the night He delivered them from … [Read more…]
The words breaking of bread signify eating together with one another in reverence and harmony with the Lord. Jesus broke bread during the Passover meal with His disciples and turned that Old Covenant feast into the prophetic sign of the New Covenant. We call this sign the Last Supper, the Lord’s Supper, a Love/agape feast, … [Read more…]
Picture this Lord’s Supper gathering as a special meal for a special guest in your home. Christ Jesus is the special guest (Mt 18:18-20). It is a feast. This feast is filled with prophetic signs of our salvation (1 Cor 5:7-8; 1 Cor 10:14-17). Your guests should all fit around your dining table. Put out … [Read more…]
If you invite lone followers of Jesus for the Lord’s Supper in your home, you will be bringing them into agape fellowship. The 3,000 Jews that turned to Jesus on the Day of Pentecost had that kind of fellowship and it continued for over 150 years as it sparsely does to this day. I ask … [Read more…]