September 9, 2016

Breaking Of Bread

Held at 11.00am every Sunday

On the evening before Jesus was crucified, he asked Peter and John to prepare a meal for him to share with his disciples. While they were gathered together Jesus took a loaf of bread, offered a prayer of thanks and divided it amongst the disciples. “This is my body,” he said, “do this as often as you meet together to remember me.”

After the meal he took a cup of wine, offered a prayer of thanks and said, “this is the blood of the new covenant, shed for you — share it between you all.” He explained that he would not taste wine until he met with the disciples in the Kingdom of God.

After Jesus’ death, resurrection and ascension to heaven the disciples met regularly on the first day of the week and remembered Jesus in the way he commanded.

In the same way, baptised Christadelphian believers meet on the first day of the week, Sunday, and remember Jesus by sharing bread and wine. This is the main focus of our lives together as a community of believers. We use this time of shared remembrance to individually consider our lives as disciples of Jesus. It provides a quiet focus for us and refreshes us on our walk towards God’s kingdom.

Our Breaking of Bread meeting includes prayers, hymns, Bible readings and a Bible talk intended to build us up and strengthen us. We share bread and wine amongst our own baptised members and visitors from other Christadelphian meetings to remember God’s love in providing His son Jesus as an offering for our sins.

The Breaking of Bread meeting is held at 11.00am every Sunday and is open to all, but only baptised Christadelphians can share the bread and wine with us or are expected to contribute to the collections.