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Devoted to the breaking of bread | The Simple Pastor
For a while now I've reflected on the four characteristics of the early church recorded in Acts 2:42. The thought occurred to me that I'm not sure what a church devoted to the breaking of bread looks like. You can make a fair case that the Catholics are because mass is at the heart of their worship, but for a whole variety of theological reasons I'm not going in that direction. So I'm asking for help. I'm working on the assumption that the reference doesn't simply refer to common meals together but includes something sacramental. What does a local church that is 'devoted to the breaking of bread' look like? Could you say that about your church? How is it done? How often is it done? What's the context and variety that surrounds it? Does it get stuck in ritual? Is liturgy used or simply a recital of Paul's words from 1 Corinthians 11:23-26? What have been your experiences of the Lord's supper? When have you seen it done well? How were children included or not? Have you read any books