Taking Communion at Home Scriptures

How to Take Communion at Home

The Benefits of Taking Communion at Home

Has the pandemic put you in a position to where you can’t get out and worship with other believers? There is a benefit to the situation- we can worship the Lord in an intimate atmosphere and take communion at home with our family.

Can communion be taken at home? You bet it can! Nowhere in Scripture does it say that communion should only take place in a church building. With the biblical resources in this blog post, You can learn how to give communion at home. We can celebrate communion with our family, with other Christian saints or even by ourselves. What a beautiful lesson in humility to have young children watch their parent’s exemplifying Christian behavior and being repentant for their sin, being humble before God, and partaking in communion. What a wonderful experience for a husband and wife to come together to renew their vows to the Lord and humble themselves one to another.

What a beautiful lesson in humility to have young children to see their parent’s exemplifying Christian behavior, being repentant for their sin, being humble before God, and partaking in communion together as a family.

The Benefits of Taking Communion at Home

Having Holy communion at home is also considered another way to remember God’s love through Jesus’ death and sacrifice on the cross.

Although home communion isn’t in the traditional sanctuary setting, it still pleases God that we are are connecting to Him despite various hindrances (ie Covid)

All God wants from His children is for them to love him, serve Him and connect with Him.

If you are asking the question, “can communion be taken at home?” The answer definitely yes! Jesus took communion with his disciples and it wasn’t in the temple. The last supper took place in the upper room, most likely a room on the second floor, and perhaps on someone’s roof in Jerusalem where the disciples were staying.
The important thing is, when taking communion at home, scripture must be our guide in all that we do.

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Here is a list of benefits of taking holy communion at home:

  • Reminds us that the church is not a building but a body of believers
  • Reminds us that we have intimate fellowship with God and His people
  • Helps us to remember the Lord’s supper and his sacrifice
  • Aids us in looking at our lives to rededicate ourselves to the Lord
  • Helps us to refocus our priorities and put God first
  • Spiritual renewal through confession and repentance
  • A Beautiful reminder of the debt that was paid by Jesus
  • Reminds us of the grace exchange
Taking Communion at Home Scriptures

Check out all of these amazing resources for communion:
Unleavened Bread Recipe for Communion
Beautiful Songs for Communion Worship
Beautiful Examples of Communion Scriptures in the Bible
How to take Communion at Home
How to Pray for Communion

How to Take Communion Service at Home

There are various ways to take communion service at home. To help you, here are some helpful steps to take communion at home.

  • Lead with prayer

If you need help with prayer, we also have an article focusing on what to pray during communion. Your prayer should lead you to have a sober moment with God, where you evaluate your heart and if you have been truly following the Lord Jesus. Remember what Jesus Christ did on the cross and thank Him for it.
If you are with a group, it is helpful (though optional) to share what you felt to help one another have growth in Christ.

  • The Gravity of Communion

Take a few moments and teach on the solemnity of taking communion.

  • Reflect

The first step is to reflect through reading scripture to prepare your hearts. Read the account of Jesus and the disciples taking communion. Read 1 Corinthians 11 together and explain the significance of partaking in the bread and the wine.

  • The Bread and the Wine

Open your Bible to Matthew 26:26-29 and read the account of Jesus leading his disciples in communion.

As Jesus speaks of breaking the bread, break your communion in half as a group. As Jesus says, “Take and Eat”, encourage everyone in the room to partake together. Jesus gave the example of communion that is written in the Bible as an example for us to follow. Do it just like how Jesus did it. As you get to the portion of Jesus telling his disciples to drink, drink as a group.

If you need a recipe for unleavened communion bread, you can find an easy recipe here. For the wine, you can use 100% grape juice.. Remember that this is symbolic and it is important to focus on its spiritual symbolism.

Check out all of these amazing resources for communion:
Unleavened Bread Recipe for Communion
Beautiful Songs for Communion Worship
Beautiful Examples of Communion Scriptures in the Bible
How to take Communion at Home
How to Pray for Communion

Holy Communion Scriptures

Here are some communion Bible Scriptures that you can use in your home. When taking communion at home, scriptures should be the rule and guideline.

Communion in the Gospels

Scripture mentions communion in the gospels often.

John 6:53-54 Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise them up at the last day.

John 6:53-54

And as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Mark 14:22-26

And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.

Luke 22:17-20

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

Matthew 26: 26-29

Scriptures on Communion in the Epistles

Scriptures on Communion (and scriptures applicable when taking communion) are found in the epistles

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

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: 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. 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. For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Practices of Communion among the Disciples

When the Lord took communion with the disciples ,they used that as an example of how to take communion together after Jesus died.

Acts 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

Acts 2:42

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

ACts 20:7

Are you ready to try something new and learn how to take communion at home? If so, I’d love to hear about it!

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