This is a special effort to put this book into as many hands
as possible... in time for Easter
This past year we published a book called “Communion on the Moon”. Personally, I have never heard the subject of communion taught this way before either. The Lord gave me this revelation more than thirty years ago, which has helped shaped my life more than anything else I have ever read on this subject.
- I don’t believe Jesus ever intended communion to have become a religious observance.
- I believe it had a practical purpose.
- Paul taught it to the Corinthians in order to solve their church conflicts.
- He taught it to stop divisions.
- He taught it in order to change how they treated one another other.
I wish everyone could read this book – it could change your relationships.
I wish every husband and wife could read it together – it could change their marriage.
I wish every young person could read it – so they learn how to resolve conflicts early.
I wish every pastor would teach from it – it could bring about revival in our churches.
I wish we could all learn to live by these principles – it could change our everyday lives.
I wish all of our churches could embrace this concept- it could change how we do church.
Knowing this motivates me to do something more with this book. I have a goal in mind. In order to accomplish this goal, I need to put this book in your hands free of charge.
One of the first things man did once he landed on the moon in the summer of 1969 was to take communion. When I first read about this little footnote in history, it reminded me of how some Christians take communion today. They are alone, sitting in darkness, remaining aloof from the rest of the Body. They are unable to enter into real fellowship with others, walled-in by unresolved conflicts. Worse yet, they are unable to enter into the fullest fellowship with Jesus, which is communicated through His Body. Although these same people wouldn’t miss a communion service, they might as well be taking communion on the moon!
Jesus said that communion was to be done “in remembrance of” Him. Do you think He was concerned that the Twelve might actually forget Him? Paul wrote to the Corinthians about the revelation Jesus gave him regarding communion, but I don’t think he did this because he was concerned that this first century church might forget Jesus or what He did on the cross. The part they were forgetting, to a startling degree, was why they were to take communion. The same thing happens in our churches today, where people take it out of routine, as if it were just a religious ritual. This can eclipse the real reason behind it.
Personally, I have never taken communion once to remind myself about Jesus. I have never had any trouble remembering who He is or what He did on the cross. What I do forget, almost daily, is the fact that how I treat others is really how I treat Jesus. I need a regular reminder of this. For me, communion has a practical purpose that can impact my spiritual and physical health.
Here are some of the benefits of taking communion:
- It can help us treat our spouses differently, sparing our families from the needless devastation of divorce.
- It can help us view our children differently, so we can begin to relate to them differently.
- We need to take it to help us to begin to restore broken relationships.
- We need to take it in order to begin to see the troubled people in our churches differently.
- We need to take it to see the church we left differently.
- We need to take it to see the church across the street differently.
- We need to use it to recover our health, when all other forms of healing elude us.
- It can break down the pride and prejudice that separates us other groups and cultures.
- We need to take it to break the spiritual impotence in our lives and in our churches.
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