Significance of The Communion
THE BREAD & THE DRINK
The packaged communion bread; Cracker and wafers is made from wheat and water. The recipe follows closely after the night of the Passover when Israel came out of Egypt. The drink is made of great tasting red grape juice from 100% red grape juice concentrate with no added sugar sweetener or preservatives.
And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
Luke 22:19 (NIV)
The bread represents the body of our Lord Jesus which was broken for our healing and wholeness. Each piece reminds us of what our Lord Jesus went through on the cross.
The holes on the bread reminds us of His piercing.
The stripes reminds us of His beatings.
The brownish burn reminds us of the judgment of God against all our sins on His body.
Beloved, He bore your sicknesses and carried your griefs and by His stripes we are healed.
Then He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. This is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Matthew 26:27-28 (NIV)
The drink ( red grape juice) represents the blood of Jesus which was poured out for the forgiveness of sins. In Bible times, the grapes were thrown into a trough and then trodden upon and bruised. When we think of how the grape juice is made, we see what the Lord Jesus went through:
He was beaten and bruised.
He was trodden upon and crushed.
Beloved, His blood was shed and poured out for the forgiveness of sins. He shed His blood for the sins of the whole world.
Crispy, crunchy, coin- shaped cracker with holes, stripes and burn made from wheat flour and water.
White, round flake with cross in the centre. 35mm in diameter made from wheat flour and water.
Unfermented 100% Red Grape Juice (from concentrate) with no preservatives. Contained in a 'cross-shaped' cup.