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Holy Communion, also known as the Eucharist, is a sacred ritual in Christianity that commemorates the Last Supper, an event where Jesus shared bread and wine with his disciples. Learn the special meaning and importance of Communion with these Communion Scriptures that highlight the significance of this ritual.

Preparation for Communion

  • 1 Corinthians 11:28 – “Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.”
  • Luke 22:19 – “And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-24 – “For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 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.'”
  • Exodus 12:14 – “This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the Lord—a lasting ordinance.”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:29 – “For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves.”

Sharing in Christ’s Blood through Communion

  • Matthew 26:28 – “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:16 – “Is not the cup of thanksgiving for which we give thanks a participation in the blood of Christ? And is not the bread that we break a participation in the body of Christ?”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:17 – “Because there is one loaf, we, who are many, are one body, for we all share the one loaf.”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:26 – “For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”

Blessing the Bread and Cup

  • Matthew 26:26 – “While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:27 – “So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.”
  • Psalm 100:4 – “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.”
  • 1 Corinthians 11:24 – “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.'”

Experiencing Christ’s Presence

  • John 6:51 – “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
  • Romans 8:38 – “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,”
  • Psalm 118:24 – “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
  • Hebrews 9:15 – “For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.”

Communion as a Blessing

  • Psalm 34:8 – “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”
  • John 6:35 – “Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 10:21 – “You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord’s table and the table of demons.”
  • Lamentations 3:22-23 – “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
  • 1 John 1:9 – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
  • John 6:54 – “Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.”
  • Romans 5:8 – “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Communion as a Covenant

  • Exodus 24:8 – “Moses then took the blood, sprinkled it on the people and said, ‘This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you in accordance with all these words.'”
  • Galatians 3:28 – “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

Transformed by Communion

  • 2 Corinthians 3:18 – “And we all, who with unveiled faces contemplate the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his image with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
  • Isaiah 53:5 – “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.”
  • James 4:8 – “Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.”

Communion as an Act of Worship

  • Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.”
  • 1 John 1:7 – “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
  • Ephesians 5:2 – “and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
  • Psalm 16:11 – “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 – “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
  • 1 Peter 1:15-16 – “But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.'”

Communion as a Witness

  • Acts 1:8 – “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
  • Ephesians 2:8-9 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works so that no one can boast.”
  • John 13:34 – “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
  • Galatians 5:1 – “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.”
  • 2 Peter 1:4 – “Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.”

Communion as a Spiritual Feast

  • Matthew 26:54 – “But how then would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen in this way?”
  • Revelation 19:9 – “Then the angel said to me, ‘Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!’ And he added, ‘These are the true words of God.'”
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20 – “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.”
  • 1 John 1:3 – “We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.”
  • John 4:24 – “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”
  • Galatians 5:13 – “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”
  • John 6:58 – “This is the bread that came down from heaven. Your ancestors ate manna and died, but whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.”
  • Galatians 3:29 – “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
  • Philippians 3:10 – “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.”
  • Exodus 16:15 – “When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, ‘What is it?’ For they did not know what it was. Moses said to them, ‘It is the bread the Lord has given you to eat.'”

Eternal Security

  • John 10:28 – “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.”
  • Jeremiah 31:31 – “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.'”
  • Matthew 28:19-20 – “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
  • Hebrews 9:28 – “so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”
  • Romans 8:39 – “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ.”

Conclusion

In these Communion Scriptures, we discover the sacred connection of Christ’s Body and Blood. May these verses linger in our hearts like a timeless tale, resonating with unity and grace, and may every Communion become a celebration of profound connection in the sacred journey of faith.