The Lord’s Supper, or Communion, is a sacrament that is celebrated by Christians all around the world. It is an important part of the Christian faith and has been since the earliest days of the church. In this blog post, we will take a look at 10 Bible verses about Communion. We will answer some common questions about communion in the Bible, and explore what the biblical purpose of communion is. Finally, we will discuss how often Christians should take communion according to the Bible.
Scripture about Communion
- 10 Bible Verses about Communion
- Scripture about Communion KJV
- FAQ about Communion in the Bible
10 Bible Verses about Communion
1 Corinthians 11:26 ESV
For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.
Matthew 26:26-28 ESV
Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.
1 Corinthians 10:16 ESV
The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread that we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Acts 2:42 ESV
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
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Luke 22:19-20 ESV
And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.
John 6:53-58 ESV
So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. …
1 Corinthians 10:17 ESV
Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
1 Corinthians 11:24 ESV
And when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, “This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
Acts 20:7 ESV
On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
1 Corinthians 11:25 ESV
In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.”
Mark 14:22-25 ESV
And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
Scripture about Communion KJV
1 Corinthians 10:16-17 – The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. This means that when we partake of communion, we are partaking in the blood and body of Christ.
FAQ about Communion in the Bible
The biblical purpose of communion is to remember Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Jesus commanded his disciples to “do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19) when he gave them the bread and wine at the Last Supper. Communion is a symbol of Jesus’ body and blood, which were given up for us. When we take communion, we are remembering what he did for us on the cross.
The three types of communion are the Eucharist, the Lord’s supper, and Holy Communion. The Eucharist is a sacrament in most Christian denominations that commemorates Jesus Christ’s Last Supper with his disciples. The Lord’s supper is a name used by some Christian groups for the rite understood as symbolizing the breaking of Jesus’ body and his blood shed on the cross. Holy Communion is a type of service in the Anglican, Lutheran, Methodist, and Presbyterian churches. It is also practiced by other denominations under different names.
There are no specific rules for taking communion, as it is a personal decision whether or not to participate. However, some churches may have guidelines on who can take communion, such as being a member of the church or being baptized. Additionally, it is typically recommended that communicants fast before taking communion, as a way of showing reverence for the sacrament.
There is no specified frequency for taking communion in the Bible. It is up to each individual church to decide how often to celebrate communion. Some churches may have communion every Sunday, while others may have it once a month or on special occasions. It is up to the individual church to decide what is best for their community.