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42 And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.


in the breaking of [the] bread,

The “breaking of [the] bread” is probably the Lord’s Supper, but it could simply mean sharing meals together (Acts 2:46; 20:7; 27:35). However, this phrase probably refers to the Lord’s Supper because of its list in a series of functions of the local church. Communion requires that we examine our walk with the Lord to determine whether we violate our fellowship with Him.


The Lord’s Supper is a specific act of worship to enable the believer not to forget the importance of the death of Christ for his sins.


There are 12 references to the Lord’s Supper in the New Testament (cf. 1 Co 11:20-21). This ordinance is a spiritual activity that no believer should neglect because it forces us to focus on the purpose of the Cross. The early church celebrated the Lord’s Supper on the first day of the week.