The seventh and eighth chapters of Watchman Nee’s book Assembling Together (chapters 20 and 21 of the Basic Lessons series) are called “Praise” and “The Breaking of Bread” respectively. I’ve decided to review these two chapters together.
I agree with almost everything that Nee says in this chapter. He says that praise is sacrifice  and the way to victory . He also examines the benefit of praise in the midst of spiritual warfare . I really appreciate this paragraph:
Concerning the matter of glorifying God, I have a thought to share. Today we see in a mirror darkly; though we see a little, yet we cannot understand the full meaning for it has been distorted. We feel great pain for the things we have suffered, not recognizing the difference between inward hurt and circumstantial difficulty. Since we do not understand, we find it hard to praise. I believe the abundance of praise in heaven is due to our perfect knowledge there. The more perfect the knowledge, the greater the praise. One day when we all come to the presence of the Lord, everything will be crystal clear. What is a puzzle to us now will be solved then. On that day we shall be able to see His hand in every step of the discipline of the Holy Spirit. Had the Holy Spirit’s discipline been lacking, to what depths would we have fallen! If He had not restrained our steps, where would we have been? If we realize this, we will bow our heads in praise saying, “Lord, You are never wrong.” 
Nee recommends learning to praise God during good times, so that we will praise him during the difficult times. This is great advice that also works for prayer, thanksgiving, and even spending time with other believers.
He makes a few dogmatic statements that seem to apply his conviction to everyone. For example, he says:
As soon as one becomes a Christian, he ought to learn to praise God daily. I will give him a rule: he must praise God at least seven times a day. 
I’m not sure that this is given as a “rule” in Scripture, although it would certainly be a worthy endeavor. Let’s continue to offer the sacrifice of praise to our worthy God!
The Breaking of Bread
Similarly, I agree with much of what Nee says about breaking bread. For example, he says that the word “supper” denotes “a family meal”  (as opposed to an individual meal) and excludes the thought of work . He also suggests that the Lord’s Supper is a time to remember the Lord and to proclaim his death – both biblical concepts. Importantly, Nee says that when the supper causes us to “remember the Lord”, it dispels division among brothers and sisters in Christ:
Remembering the Lord has another spiritual value: it makes strife and contention and division impossible among God’s children. When you are reminded of how you have been saved by grace and you find another person with you who is likewise reminded, you are both one before the Lord. When you contemplate how the Lord Jesus forgave the myriad of your sins and you see another brother coming to the supper who has also been bought and redeemed by the precious blood, how can you bring in anything to separate you from him? How can you divide God’s children? For the past nearly two thousand years, many controversies among God’s children have been settled at the Lord’s supper. Many unforgiven things, even things unforgivable, and many lifelong hatreds have disappeared at the Lord’s table, for it is impossible not to forgive when, in remembering the Lord, you are reminded of how you have been saved and forgiven. 
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to see people brought back to unity over the table? Perhaps we do not see this as often because we are not truly “remembering the Lord”. Unfortunately, we often see people disagree over the supper more than we see people united over the supper.
Nee also recognizes that the supper symbolizes both our communion with the Lord and our unity with one another. Based on this two-way communion Nee makes the following statement:
How, then, do we receive people to the table of the Lord? Remember, we are not the hosts; we are at best but ushers. This is the Lord’s supper, the Lord’s table, not ours. We have no authority whatsoever over the Lord’s table. We are priveleged to eat the bread the drink the cup, but we cannot withhold it from others. We cannot forbid any of the blood-redeemed ones from coming to the Lord’s table. We have no authority to refuse anyone. We cannot refuse those whom the Lord has received, nor can we reject those who belong to the Lord. We can only refuse those whom the Lord refuses or those who do not belong to Him. The Lord only refuses those who do not belong to Him or those who yet remain in sin. Since their communion with the Lord is already interrupted, we, too, do not have fellowship with them. But let us take not that we are the Lord’s and have no authority to exercise other than that which the Lord exercises. 
I know that this is a touchy subject. I’ve heard many arguments why certain believers should be refused a place at the Lord’s table. Nee says that only reason to refuse someone is because they are not children of God. I have not seen a scriptural defense for refusing anyone else. (By the way, I believe that when the church separates from someone through the process of discipline, the church is stating that the person is not living as a child of God and is depriving himself and the church from priveleges and benefits of the family of God.)
How can we partake of the Lord’s supper in a worthy manner when we refuse to partake with others whom we recognizes as brothers and sisters in Christ?
Review of Watchman Nee’s Assembling Together Series:
1: Chapter 1 – Joining the Church
2: Chapter 2 – Laying on of Hands
3: Chapter 3 – Assembling Together
4: Chapter 4 – Various Meetings
5: Chapters 5 & 6 – The Lord’s Day and Hymn Singing
6: Chapters 7 & 8 – Praise and The Breaking of Bread