THE DUTY OF CONSTANT COMMUNION
Do this in remembrance of me (Luke 22:19)
This verse is a clear command. Whenever we have opportunity to obey it, we must! The early church received the Lord’s Supper almost every day. This was not only an act of obedience, but an indication that they recognized its value as a means of grace.
I use the word ‘constant’ rather than ‘frequent’ because the latter is not meaningful. Since this is a command, we should aim to obey it as often as possible (as with all commands). Why wouldn’t we want to do it constantly?
Some suggest that they are (sometimes) unworthy to receive the Lord’s Supper. Of course! And yet God has commanded us to come! Stop worrying about your unworthiness. Worry about disobeying a clear command!
Some say they don’t feel prepared to partake. What preparation is necessary but a repentant heart and a commitment to Christ? If you’re not prepared in such ways, you’re not a Christian in the first place!
Some say doing it too often makes it less special. So what? It’s commanded. Some say it hasn’t benefited them? Again, so what? It’s commanded. Some say the church only requires frequent communion. Once more, so what? Who is our ultimate commander?
We must receive communion constantly.