Homemade Unleavened Bread for Churches and Families
Participating in Family Communion
Many families enjoy taking communion during their family devotion time, on special occasions and at home fellowship groups or Bible studies.
The initial "Lord's Supper" took place during the feast of Unleavened Bread the night before Jesus was crucified. It was not called "the Lord's Supper" that evening, but was part of the Passover observances. Jesus' death fulfilled the meaning of the Passover. He is the Lamb that was slain. His blood protects us from eternal death. All Seder meals prior to this event were a foreshadowing of the Lamb to come...
From Luke's Gospel:
Then came the first day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. And He sent Peter and John, saying, "Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it."
...And when the hour had come Jesus reclined at the table and the apostles with Him. And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer."
...And when he had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, "Take this and share it among yourselves; for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes."
And when he had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it, and gave it to them saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood."
Communion is Remembering Christ's Sacrifice
God is a God of Remembrance. Many different times with the Israelites God instituted festivals and feasts and told the Israelites to build monuments of stones to remember His goodness and mighty acts.
Communion is remembering the sacrifice of Christ. It is good to remember the cross. It humbles us and reminds us that our salvation is not by our own good works, but only through His sacrifice...his broken body and his blood shed for the remission of our sins.
Therefore, our family takes part in regular communion, especially at Passover (the Seder meal). We bring out the bread and serve it in special cups used only for communion. We pray and we enjoy the delicious bread and take the drink.
Concerning Passover...our family loves the Seder meal. The symbolism of this meal points to Christ. A Messianic Jewish believer taught us the ritual of this meal and we continue to observe it. The children become excited when we eat lamb and partake in communion along with the bitter herbs, the eggs, the haroset and the hidden Afikomin.
Communion is good. Let us partake in it often and freely. Jesus loves us. He wants us to remember His great love for us.
Homemade Communion Bread - Beth Wilson - firstname.lastname@example.org