Communion: Why The Bread Before The Wine?

We take Communion very ritualistically, but why? Why does it matter if we take the bread before the wine? If we’re running a race, don’t we need liquid before we need food? What was Jesus explaining to us during the Last Supper? Join ArieRashelle as she searches through Scripture to find an answer to these questions.

Luke 2:19-20
Luke 5:37-38
John 3:3

Communion: Why The Bread Before The Wine?

Jesus was very specific in leading the first communion during the Last Supper. He gave the bread before He gave the wine. Paul brings to remembrance this exact event, explaining that we are now declaring the LROD’s death until He returns.

26 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.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 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.”

Matthew 26:26-29

23 For I received from the Lord what I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus on the night when He was betrayed took bread, 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.” 25 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.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

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