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Spiritual Health Checks (Breaking of Bread)

There are four signs that show that the child of God is a healthy Christian. One is a heart hungry for God's Word, second is his desire to be involved in Christian fellowship. When the Holy Spirit was poured into the spiritual hearts of believers in the early church, "They devoted themselves to... the "breaking of bread..." (Acts 2:42)

A healthy Christian steadfastly remembers the Cross of Calvary with other believers in obedience to the ordinance given by Jesus Christ. Psalm 77:11-12 says, "I will remember the deeds of the LORD, yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all your works and consider all your mighty deeds." The greatest deed ever done for sinners was when Jesus Christ allowed all the sins of the world to be laid upon Him and when He gave His life on the Cross.

When the child of God meditates upon all that Jesus has done, can and will do for him, there is nothing that can rob his heart of wanting to observe communion so he makes effort to be where communion is being served. He also continually asks God to search his heart so that nothing will keep him from enjoying the breaking of bread with his brothers and sisters in Christ.

1 Corinthians 11:28 says, "A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup." He remembers what he was before Christ came into His heart and life and he rejoices over what the cleansing blood of Jesus has purchased for him right now. The Lord's Supper reminds a...

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