The Biblical Foundations for Communion
Jesus’ Last Supper, the Passover meal He shared with His disciples on the night before He was crucified, is the Biblical foundation for the Communion meal celebrated in His name by Christians all over the world today. With His twelve friends gathered around Him for the traditional Jewish Passover meal, Jesus “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.’ In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you’” [Luke 22:19-20].
Who can take Communion?
Communion is the believer’s meal; a sacrament intended for Jesus’ followers, by which they acknowledge and remember His work on the cross – the ultimate sacrifice made on our behalf for the forgiveness of the sins of humankind. We extend an ‘open’ communion table, meaning the invitation to receive Communion during a service at Surfside is open to any believer and follower of Christ, regardless of membership in the church, denominational affiliation, or spiritual tradition. Anyone who has accepted His forgiveness and surrendered their lives to Him is invited to share the Communion table at Surfside.
When is Communion celebrated?
We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of the month at Surfside.