When Christians partake of the Lord’s Supper or Communion they use unleavened bread. This article will show you how to make easy unleavened bread at home for communion.
Why Do We Take Communion?
We take communion also known as the Lord’s Supper because Jesus instituted it to be a memorial of His broken body and shed blood for us. In the communion service we commemorate His death. ” And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you” (Luke 22:19–20).
Why Unleavened Bread?
- Christ used unleavened bread at the Last Supper.
- In the Old Testament, God’s people were commanded to use leavened bread as they worshiped (Leviticus 7:13; 23:16, 17)
- Leaven was many times used when referring to sin or evil. It was sometimes referred to as something that contaminates and spoils that which is good.
- 1 Cor. 5 The Apostle Paul demanded the excommunication of “that wicked person” based on the argument that “a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.” In allowing this evil to go uncorrected their whole professed Corinthian church would become corrupt – the same thing that Jesus taught in the parable of Matthew 13:33. A purging out of the leaven of wickedness was an absolute necessity for the continued spiritual health of the church. Here it is enjoined upon the church to “keep the feast, not with the old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth” (1Co 5:8).
When Do You Take Communion
Many people take the Lord’s Supper or Communion every Sunday (Acts 20:7). Some on holidays such as Easter or Good Friday. Some once a month or on a special day. That is a person decision based on your interpretation of the scriptures. The one thing that is very important is that it is taken with reverence and with your whole heart. You must examine your heart before taking the Lord’s Supper! Paul told the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 11:27-28). “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. 29 For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. “
How To Make Easy Unleavened Bread
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flour
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1/2 water
- Flour for dusting
- Add all ingredients and combine with spoon till in a big ball.
- Dump ball on to a floured surface
- kneed for about 5 minutes
- Roll out on a cookie pan / I used a pizza pan
- Bake at 350 for 20 mins
In 1 King 17 :10 -16 a woman simply had flour and oil and she made bread. I used that for inspiration and added a bit of salt and water. You may change as you see fit.
What Else Do I Need For Communion?
In the scriptures you will see some references to wine or fruit of the vine. Any kind of Grape Juice is fine!
Feel free to share your recipe for communion bread below.