Holy Communion or simply the Lord's Supper is a staple of the Christian faith introduced by the Lord Jesus Christ Himself to be done in remembrance of Him. It involves the bread, which symbolizes his body, and the wine which symbolizes His blood.
The New Testament references the Lord Jesus's statements on Holy Communion in the main Bible verse that is used for communion and it comes from First Corinthians, and I will share that with you below.
The Main Holy Communion Scripture
The Apostle Paul and his Address To The Corinthian Church in 1 Cor 11:23-34
23 For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.25 After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, this cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another.34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.
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In the Old Testament, we do see references to the Holy Communion ordinance through the Passover that took place, with the children of Israel, where they were instructed to eat a lamb which is basically a shadow of Christ being the Passover for us. And of course, you know, the death angel passed over.
The Lord Jesus Christ is the Lamb and the Lord's death represents the passing over of death from the life of the believer and the entrance of the eternal life that God wrought in Christ Jesus by raising Him again from the dead.
Jesus' sacrifice has been outlined through the First Corinthians passage, and he encourages believers to do it celebrate often it, and as often as they do it to do it in remembrance of him. Why is that? Because it is in remembering what Jesus did, that we are able to be partakers of all that He promised. Remember it was through the entrance of sin that death came to man but now through His life, and dying on the cross, sin has been taken away and by faith in Him, we can have eternal life.
Forgiveness has been wrought by God through the Lord Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Ghost! And Holy Communion is a remembrance of the work that Jesus did in coming to die to take away the sin of the world. Thank God that by faith we can be beneficiaries of His glorious work!
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We pray that you enjoy each bible verse on the Lord's Supper below.
Acts 2:42 And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.
1 Corinthians 10:16 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?
1 Corinthians 10:17 Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.
Acts 20:7 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 11:22 What! Do you not have houses to eat and drink in? Or do you despise the church of God and humiliate those who have nothing? What shall I say to you? Shall I commend you in this? No, I will not.
John 6:51 “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
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John 6:53 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.”
Luke 22:19 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.”
Luke 24:30 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed and broke it and gave it to them.
Matthew 26:29 “I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
1 Corinthians 5:7 Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.
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 cleanses us from all sin.
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1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
2 Corinthians 13:14 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
2 Corinthians 6:14 Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?
Acts 2:46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts.
Hebrews 10:24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works.
Hebrews 10:25 Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.
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Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
John 1:29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
John 17:21 “That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”
Philippians 2:1 So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy.
Revelation 19:9 And the angel said to me, “Write this: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.’” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.”
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Romans 5:8 But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
John 17:3 “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.”
John 6:33 “For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”
John 6:35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”
Numbers 9:10 “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you or of your descendants is unclean through touching a dead body, or is on a long journey, he shall still keep the Passover to the Lord.'”
Numbers 9:13 “But if anyone who is clean and is not on a journey fails to keep the Passover, that person shall be cut off from his people because he did not bring the Lord’s offering at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin.”