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Stever

United States

#124 Aug 22, 2011
You take an oath through baptism. Throughout the week you break the oath. Through communion you renew the oath.

OneLifers: Do you think regularly renewing your oath is beneficial to your spiritual growth?
Bear Hargiss

United States

#125 Aug 22, 2011
Stever wrote:
You take an oath through baptism. Throughout the week you break the oath. Through communion you renew the oath.
OneLifers: Do you think regularly renewing your oath is beneficial to your spiritual growth?
I'm not down playing the importance of communion. But if Jesus did it in a small group of his closest peers, so can I. I find that through meaningful prayer and your actions, your oath is renewed. Faith without works is dead. When Jesus died on the cross, the veil split. That means I have a "direct line" to God. I don't feel that I need a priest, pastor, reverend or what have you make my oath to God more meaningful than if I say it on my own. I don't have a religion, I have a relationship. And in my relationship, God knows I mess up. But, I know if I am sincere and repent, he forgives. So a weekly communion isn't necessary, in my opinion. Besides catholic, most churches only do communion on Easter.
Stever

United States

#126 Aug 23, 2011
So the tree of life in the garden of Eden was mostly for decoration?

"Daddy, why can't I sit at the Lord's table?"

THAT'S the reason why Anabaptists don't like communion. Their HUNGRY children make them feel guilty.
Too funny

United States

#127 Aug 23, 2011
Again, they aren't baptist or think communion is wrong. Check it out before you judge it.
Well

Central City, KY

#128 Aug 23, 2011
Ppl keep explaining what communion means..... I know what communion means. My question is WHY do you have to be in a small life group @One Life in order to have communion? Why cant the WHOLE 1100 ppl from all 3 services receive it? The question is simple!
Stever

United States

#129 Aug 23, 2011
Too funny wrote:
Again, they aren't baptist or think communion is wrong. Check it out before you judge it.
Bear Hargess said OneLife practices believer baptism. OneLife is an Anabaptist church -- though not in name.
Not So

United States

#130 Aug 23, 2011
Bear Hargiss wrote:
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I'm not down playing the importance of communion. But if Jesus did it in a small group of his closest peers, so can I. I find that through meaningful prayer and your actions, your oath is renewed. Faith without works is dead. When Jesus died on the cross, the veil split. That means I have a "direct line" to God. I don't feel that I need a priest, pastor, reverend or what have you make my oath to God more meaningful than if I say it on my own. I don't have a religion, I have a relationship. And in my relationship, God knows I mess up. But, I know if I am sincere and repent, he forgives. So a weekly communion isn't necessary, in my opinion. Besides catholic, most churches only do communion on Easter.
You're wrong & shouldn't generalize. My church has communion (where everyone is welcome to participate, btw) at least once a month and we are not Catholic- Assembly of God to be exact. I'm just sayin'.
Crossroads

Central City, KY

#131 Aug 23, 2011
Crossroads has communion EVERY SUNDAY for EVERYONE and they have thousands of attendee's as well.
Not All Churches

Nortonville, KY

#132 Aug 23, 2011
believeitornot wrote:
speaking in tongues isn't for others to understand..its speaking to the Father! for only God knows what is being said!
I attended First Assembly for a while, they had a split and some of us moved to the building on Alvasia behind the storage buildings. Both of these churches had folks that would speak gibberish during the sermon, there was always someone that would stand up and interpret what they were supposedly saying. This one lady did the tongues and shaking a lot, I once overheard the pastor tell this lady not to do it on this particular Sunday because it didn't go with his sermon. I never went back again after hearing this, although I had my doubts about the whole thing being for real, that proved it to me.
Bear Hargiss

United States

#133 Aug 23, 2011
Not So wrote:
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You're wrong & shouldn't generalize. My church has communion (where everyone is welcome to participate, btw) at least once a month and we are not Catholic- Assembly of God to be exact. I'm just sayin'.
I didn't say all churches, I said most. I took his comment about needing communion every week. I just said most don't do that. Not that most only do it on Easter. Sorry if I offended you, have a great day.
Bear Hargiss

United States

#134 Aug 23, 2011
Bear Hargiss wrote:
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I didn't say all churches, I said most. I took his comment about needing communion every week. I just said most don't do that. Not that most only do it on Easter. Sorry if I offended you, have a great day.
I realize my wording was wrong on the earlier post. I meant most don't do it weekly.
Not All Churches

Nortonville, KY

#135 Aug 23, 2011
I heard someone mention homosexuality....They said Christians shouldn't tell gays that they are wrong and going to hell.....Tell me the difference in that or going overseas and telling non-Christians they must convert or go to hell....Sounds a bit hypocritical to me.....God Bless
Not So

United States

#136 Aug 23, 2011
Bear Hargiss wrote:
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I didn't say all churches, I said most. I took his comment about needing communion every week. I just said most don't do that. Not that most only do it on Easter. Sorry if I offended you, have a great day.
No offense taken. I was just stating what happens at my church. Don't sweat it. It's cool. Peace.
Stever

United States

#137 Aug 23, 2011
Crossroads wrote:
Crossroads has communion EVERY SUNDAY for EVERYONE and they have thousands of attendee's as well.
That is a near miracle. The only other protestant church I know of that does weekly communion is Christ Presbyterian in Owensboro.
wondering

Henderson, KY

#138 Aug 23, 2011
OneLife is a "spin-off" of Bethel Temple in Evansville. Correct me if I'm wrong, because it's been at least a year since I attended a service at BT, but don't they serve communion every service to the entire congregation?? If so, why did the people who started the OneLife churches decide they had to make it something you "earned" through being a member of a small group?

I truly am not understanding this. I've grown up my whole life attending churches where communion is passed around to the entire congregation either every Sunday/every service or once a month. They don't discriminate or presume to tell their congregation whether or not they are "worthy" of receiving it and partaking in the spiritual event that communion is.
really

Frisco, TX

#139 Aug 23, 2011
Liberal Wisenheimer wrote:
<quoted text>I think its a form of mental illness.
Keep ur immaturity to yourself. You think your funny but u sound absolutely ridiculous. You are on every single post I read. Do u honestly have nothing at all in the world to do then to comment on every thread topix has and start arguments. You are a low life for sure. You need to get a life!!
List

Nortonville, KY

#140 Aug 23, 2011
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Keep ur immaturity to yourself. You think your funny but u sound absolutely ridiculous. You are on every single post I read. Do u honestly have nothing at all in the world to do then to comment on every thread topix has and start arguments. You are a low life for sure. You need to get a life!!
I would imagine that he was the class clown...starved for attention...been there done that....
A Friend

San Diego, CA

#141 Sep 15, 2011
"Ppl keep explaining what communion means..... I know what communion means. My question is WHY do you have to be in a small life group @One Life in order to have communion? Why cant the WHOLE 1100 ppl from all 3 services receive it? The question is simple!"

Sorry i came to the conversation a little bit late, I have been to OneLife and it is a great church! I had the same question about communion. It was explained to me this way: The OneLife's mission is to reach the unbeliever and unchurched. They are very mindful of the fact that a good portion of the attendees are not believers or unknowledgeable about what it means to be a Christian. Since communion should NOT be taken in an "unclean" manner, the leaders at OneLife made a conscience decision not to offer it to the whole congregation where unbelievers and those who do not fully understand what it means are present.

I hope all have a great weekend!
ShesPayingUp

Dunmor, KY

#142 Sep 15, 2011
A Friend wrote:
"Ppl keep explaining what communion means..... I know what communion means. My question is WHY do you have to be in a small life group @One Life in order to have communion? Why cant the WHOLE 1100 ppl from all 3 services receive it? The question is simple!"
Sorry i came to the conversation a little bit late, I have been to OneLife and it is a great church! I had the same question about communion. It was explained to me this way: The OneLife's mission is to reach the unbeliever and unchurched. They are very mindful of the fact that a good portion of the attendees are not believers or unknowledgeable about what it means to be a Christian. Since communion should NOT be taken in an "unclean" manner, the leaders at OneLife made a conscience decision not to offer it to the whole congregation where unbelievers and those who do not fully understand what it means are present.
I hope all have a great weekend!
So basically... If Im a christian and go to your church but am too busy to be in a Life Group than according to your elders.... I dont deserve communion.(yall made a conscience decision not to allow me to partake) Ok... so your basically saying that I need to find another church if I except communion! Well this may very well of sealed the deal for me finding another church. Thanks for your honesty and you too have a nice weekend.
Stever

United States

#143 Sep 15, 2011
I will agree with the OneLife guy on this point: the church is to defend communion. It shouldn't be given to non baptized and non members (they could have been excommunicated at another church).

Communion should be available to members whether you're in a group or not. It doesn't have to happen at church.

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