Monday, June 20, 2011


JESUS shared communion at a wedding and turned water into wine. The communion of saints is the relationship that, according to the belief of Christians, exists between them as people made holy by God's deposit of the Holy Spirit when they accept Jesus as their Savior. Indwelt by the Person of the Holy Spirit, this relationship is understood to be eternal as it puts them in communion with those believers who have gone past death to be "at home with the Lord" (2 Corinthians 5:8). Since the word rendered in English as "saints" can mean not only "holy people" but also "holy things", the term communion of saints also applies to the sharing by members of the Church in the holy things of faith, sacraments especially the holy communion covenant. In a special way the term communion is applied to sharing in the holy sacrament of partaking of the consecrated bread and wine, an action seen as entering into a particularly close relationship with Christ.. "The Lord's Supper" is the term used in 1 Corinthians 11:20. Most denominations use the term the Lord's Supper, especially among Baptist groups, who generally avoid using the term "Communion" in order to keep a singular purpose in the Lord's Supper ~ Remembering Jesus.The term Communion is derived from Latin communio (sharing in common). In Greek the like term is KOINONIA which could apply to the fellowship of life in marriage, to a spiritual relationship with a god such as Zeus, to common fellowship between believers of Christ, to a community or society. In the Bible, the Greek term κοινωνία (koinonia) is an exclusively New Testament term, appearing nowhere in the ancient Greek translation of the Old Testament known as the Septuagint. As a noun it is found in 43 verses of the New Testament. "Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires." 2 Peter 1:2-4. ~"We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son, Jesus Christ." 1 John 1:3. The basic meaning of the term communion is an especially close relationship with God, as individuals or as a Church, with God and with other Christians. ~ Holy Father, Your Word likens us to being Your bride. "I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For He has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of His righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels." ISAIAH 61:10 "My love for You is more pleasing than wine, therefore we submit to You as our heavenly Husband. "How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! How much more pleasing is your love than wine, and the fragrance of your perfume more than any spice!" SONG OF SOLOMON 4:10 Lord Jesus we come together to honor You and ask the Holy Spirit to do His work in us. We thank You Lord God Almighty that Your banner over us is pure love and we each celebrate the plan You have for us individually! Thank You for Your lavish love and for all that You accomplished on the cross. Thank You for inviting us to Your banquet table, for the bounty before us and for the grace, mercy and Spirit showered on us. AMEN ~ 1 CORINTHIANS 11:23-33 "The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup." MATTHEW 6 "“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation,but deliver us from the evil one.’ AMEN ~ Lord forgive us for ever doubting or resisting You. JOHN 6:28-35 Then they asked him, “What must we do to do the works God requires?” Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” So they asked him, “What sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written: ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. 33 For the bread of God is the bread that comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “always give us this bread.” Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." AMEN

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  1. Saturday night June 18, 2011 Hennie Lynn, Pam Cakes, Cheryl Twinkle gulped up His happy presence and celebrated communion with the King of Kings at Barb's home.

    Friday night April 7, 2011 Diana Cloos, Debby Larsen, Kathy Lutz, Barbara Atkinson and Barbara Alley gathered together in a public place to EXALT the NAME of JESUS! As a communion of saints we glorfied our Father by reciting the Lord's Prayer and REMEMBERING all that JESUS has done in our hearts, minds and souls! Halleluiah!