What Type Of Bread At Communion?

Q. Would you please speak on the communion. Which bread is to be used?

A. Our communion ceremony is drawn from the Jewish Passover (Luke 22:14-19). In the Passover only unleavened bread (bread without yeast) is permitted (Exodus 12:8). In the Lord’s time Passover was often called the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, although technically the Feast began the next day (Leviticus 23:5-8). Some say this is because the requirement for unleavened bread began on Passover and continued through the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Like Passover, the prophetic nature of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was fulfilled in the Lord’s death. It forbade the use of yeast for 7 days and required that all yeast be gathered and burned before the feast began. Since seven is the number of divine completion, and yeast is symbolic of sin, the Feast of Unleavened Bread symbolized that in His death the Lord completely removed all sin from our lives.

Therefore, if you want to be true to Biblical Passover instructions, you would serve unleavened bread at your communion services.

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