Holy Communion was never intended to be a ritual, but rather, a blessing for all believers to enjoy as they remember Jesus and His atonement at the cross. Many in our day have learned to celebrate this ancient sacrament as the Early Church did: often, in small informal fellowships, or simply in the privacy of the home.

All that is needed is:

  • Bread or cracker
  • Wine/grape juice (or such beverage as you may need to use when nothing else is available)
  • A heart to give thanks as you partake and remember the atoning work of Jesus and all its benefits

The short teachings included here may provide a basis for you to consider making communion a part of your devotional life if you do not do so already. It is such a blessing to receive a fresh revelation of His finished work. Communion calls our spirit, soul, and body to focus on Jesus. Communion is a way we remember, receive afresh, and celebrate what the Father in His love sent Jesus to accomplish on our behalf.


Communion Lion, by Grace Bailey,


About Communion – The Lord’s Supper – The Table of the Lord

And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me. “Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.” Luke 22:19-20 (Matthew 26:26-28, Mark 14:22-24)

On the night He was betrayed, Jesus gathered His disciples and invited them to share a special meal with Him. He offered them Bread and the Wine representing His Body and Blood. And He asked them to do this in remembrance of Him. In the book of Acts, believers continued this in obedience to the Lord’s command. The Apostle Paul later wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:26 “For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.“

At the Table of the Lord, we participate in a prophetic act that carries a fresh revelation of all Jesus accomplished on the cross for us. (Luke 24:30-31)

Communion is:

📞 a place to enjoy intimate fellowship with the Lord as we remember His sacrifice for us. At this Table, we reflect on Jesus and receive God’s love in sending Him to die for us. Here we celebrate His amazing love. (John 3:16, Rom. 5:8, 1 Cor. 11:24-25)

🙌 a time to remember and receive that we are forgiven. Jesus is the Lamb of God who took away the sin of the world. In fulfillment of the Passover, the cross provided atonement for us. His death covers and cleanses us of all sin and reconciles us with a perfect God. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions
from us. (Ps. 103:12; John 1:29; 1 Peter 1:19)

💸 a time to honor Jesus and discern the riches of His grace—unearned, undeserved favor. Here the focus is on Jesus and HIS performance, not on ours. To “partake worthily” means we recognize that He paid it all for us. Our part is to believe Him at His word and receive
all the promised benefits of what He accomplished on our behalf. (1 Cor. 11:27-29, 2 Cor. 13:5)

🤲 A time to receive a fresh revelation of His goodness and mercy and love. (Psalm 23:6, Zephaniah 3:17, Rom. 2:4, Eph. 1:7)

🩸 a time to take the cup and remember the price Jesus paid for remission of sin. The Bible says that without shedding of blood there is no remission for sin. His sinless blood was the price of our redemption. Believers are reconciled to God, forgiven of every sin and
failure, and cleansed whiter than snow, thanks to Jesus’ blood shed for us. At the cross, Jesus removed our shame, guilt, and condemnation. At this table we remember that we have been forgiven, covered, and made righteous—all by what He accomplished. He paid it
all; all to Him we owe. He took our sins on Himself and in return gave us the gift of His righteousness (right standing with God). (Isa. 52:13, Isa. 53, 2 Cor. 5:21, Heb. 9:22, Rom. 3:23-26, Rom. 4:6-8)

🏆 a time to proclaim Jesus’ victory over death, hell, principalities and powers of darkness. We reflect on God’s awesome provision to redeem us from the curse. This is the Table prepared for us in the presence of our enemies, and it is also the place those enemies were forever disarmed and defeated. (Psalm 23:5, John 6:51-54, Gal. 3:13-14, Col. 2:14-15)

🩹a time to take the bread and receive the healing that Jesus paid for in His atoning work. Jesus’ Body was crushed and beaten in a way He didn’t deserve, so that we can receive healing and wholeness as we put our trust in His finished work. By the very stripes that Jesus took on His back, He paid for our healing. (1 Peter 2:24, Isa. 53)

⛪ a time to be reminded that believers are welcome to a family, eternally unified by our share in the Body and Blood of the Lamb. We sit at His table and taste and see that He is good. (Ps. 34:8, John 3:14-15, John 6:44-50, Acts 2:42, 46)

The Communion Table is a special way to glorify Him as we remember how He glorified the Father. Jesus’ sacrificial death made the way for us to receive every spiritual blessing in Christ. (2 Peter. 1:3-4)
Through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.” Romans 5:18b
It is finished. John. 17:1 (1 Cor. 2:2, Eph. 1:3, Romans 5:17-21)

wine and bread

To partake:

Luke 22:19 “And He took bread, and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.“

1. 🥖 Take the bread. Remember Jesus and give thanks in your heart and out loud. Then say, in words like these:

“Thank you, Jesus, for this Bread. We remember Your Body was beaten, tortured, and crucified for us. We thank You that Your word tells us that by Your stripes, the lashes You took on Your body, we were healed. Jesus, Your broken body took on our griefs and sorrows, our pain and sicknesses. In return, we receive Your health and peace in our body today. We thank You for renewal, strength, and perfect shalom. We remember You and Your great love for us and receive all You have provided in the Bread.” (Isa. 53; 1 Peter 2:24)

Luke 22:20 “Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.”

2. 🍷 Take the cup. Remember Jesus and give thanks in your heart and out loud. Then say in words like these:

“Thank You, Jesus, for shedding your Blood for our sins, paying the penalty so we could walk forgiven and free. Your Blood purchased victory and freedom for us. We are made righteous, in right standing with You, by the Blood of the Lamb. You redeemed us, bought us back, and took our judgment all on Yourself. We are in awe of You! We thank You for the love that led You and the Father into this marvelous plan. We thank You for Your goodness and mercy to us and receive your free gift. You did it all! We glorify You and thank You for Your love and grace and goodness to us.” (Ps. 103; Rom. 5:6-21; Gal. 5:1)

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