Remembering Jesus Daily

The Book of Acts is a history of the early Church, beginning with the last statements of Jesus before He ascended from the Mount of Olives. The Apostle Peter became the spokesman of the Disciples. In chapter two, the Disciples (there were about one-hundred and twenty – Acts 1:15) received the gift of the Holy Spirit. On that same day some three-thousand souls were immersed (baptizo Strong’s G907 – immerse, submerge).

The very next verse, Acts 2:42, provides us with the agenda of their meetings, which agenda they followed steadfastly;

The term “breaking of bread” is used throughout the New Testament in reference to the Lord’s Supper. (First Corinthians 10:16) The early Church broke bread daily from house to house. (Acts 2:46) When the Church met together on the Lord’s Day, they participated in the Lord’s Supper (broke bread). (Acts 20:7) That is the example given to us in the Word of God, and is confirmed by the writings of early Church historians. In most churches today, “breaking of bread” is notably absent.

Some believe that to celebrate the Lord’s Supper frequently is to make it commonplace. If someone saved the life of your family or a loved one, would it be commonplace for you to think of them and thank them and bless them frequently? We cannot thank the Lord Jesus enough.

Even though we are not given instruction as to how often to remember Jesus, the early Church was so excited and grateful about Jesus and His Salvation that they did it daily. Jesus said,

“This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.” – First Corinthians 11:25-26
Others believe that it was not possible for the early Church to break bread daily because there were not enough Apostles or Disciples to officiate or serve the thousands of new Believers.

Where in the Bible are we told communion must be administered by a priest, minister or pastor? But consider that the Apostle Peter declared that Christians are a royal priesthood. (First Peter 2:9) The Lord Jesus made us kings and priests unto God. (Revelation 1:5-6) Do we not all qualify to administer communion?

The Lord Jesus is mighty! He could have easily stopped mankind, that He created, from crucifying Him. But Jesus was, and is, gracious beyond our comprehension. He allowed Himself to be beaten and crucified to pay the price for our sins. Can we praise Him and thank Him too often?

Praise the Lord Jesus and commune with Him, now as often as possible, and forever!

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