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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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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