Communion: Why The Flesh & The Blood?

As Christians, we take communion as a ritual, not really understanding the purpose and significance of the bread and the wine. We understand it represents Jesus’ body and His blood, but do we understand the why? Join us as we discuss the meaning of the eating the flesh and drinking the blood of Christ Jesus.

Matthew 26:27-28
Leviticus 17:11
Ephesians 2:4-5
Matthew 15:16-17
Matthew 4:4

Communion: Why The Flesh & The Blood?

Communion is the symbolic ritual of eating bread and drinking wine (or grape juice) in remembrance of Christ. Jesus explained the necessity for communion to the Jews before the Last Supper even took place.

50 This is the bread that comes down from heaven, so that one may eat of it and not die. 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.”

52 The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 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. 54 Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55 For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink.”

John 6:50-55

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