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    Christian Theology - Thread: Holy Communion: How important is it really?

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      In my Lutheran parish, it is a part of every Sunday worship. Our Lutheran Confessions actually state this is the practice in Lutheran congregations although not always today.
      We are justified by works - just not our own.

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      It's part of mine also, but I do not fault churches that have it every other week or even once monthly, because there is a place for Morning Prayer which is very edifying in the estimation of many people I know. Of course, if the church/congregation is large, everybody can be accommodated through multiple services each Sunday. I just have not belonged to such a parish recently.

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      No one is opposed to Holy Communion, but the frequency wasn't actually the question. Rather, the OP meant to ask if a concert and a sermon or pep talk of some sort really does amount to worship.

      Or does it matter? Maybe there is no reason to attend church on Sunday morning at all????? We all own a Bible and probably do also have some albums of religious music.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lämmchen View Post
      Where 2 or 3 are gathered...that gives us a clue about worship. But it shouldn't end there. God wants us to be fed. He wants to feed us on His Word and He wants to feed us with His body and blood, shed for us on the cross. God isn't sitting around just waiting for us to praise Him, He is active in worship giving to us what we don't deserve.
      That phrase is directly tied to church discipline. It has nothing to do with worship.

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      Communion is important to the elect saints because it calls us to remember the passionate sacrifice of our savior, which placed us fully into Christ so that our sins are entirely paid. It is a time of reverent memorial.
      Communion is not a mystical alchemy, required to maintain or renew God's grace. We must stop trusting in a ceremony to grant us grace, when God has chosen to fully grant us amazing grace when he elected to save us.

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