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Can I take Communion outside of church?

Absolutely.

Communion is an essential aspect of the Christian life. As a believer, you have the same right to serve Communion as  any ordained minister. Revelation 1:6 says that as believers we have been made priests unto God. This gives you the right to serve Communion, and 1 Corinthians 11:23-34 gives you the example to follow.

Communion is symbolic of the blood and body of Jesus Christ. Jesus told His followers to receive Communion as a remembrance of Him (1 Corinthians 11:24). While receiving Communion, we are to remind ourselves of the saving work Jesus did for us on the cross. His body was broken, bruised and stricken for our complete healing. His blood was shed for our sin.

Communion is the tangible reminder of Christ’s completed work on the cross. We can rejoice as we receive Communion, knowing that we have been freed from the curse of the law and are no longer in bondage to poverty, sickness or (spiritual) death.

If you know that God desires for you to receive Communion, don’t miss the opportunity because you don’t have special elements on hand. Whether you use bread and grape juice or a cracker and water is secondary in importance to what really matters, which is receiving Communion with a pure heart as unto the Lord.

As far as how often you partake of the elements, 1 Corinthians 11:26 states, “As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” This emphasizes that the Lord’s Supper can be taken often. There is no scriptural restriction on how many times or how often you may receive Communion.

Taking Communion often is a dynamic discipline to implement into our lives. It reminds us of the eternal covenant Jesus purchased for us with His own blood and broken body. When we choose to make much of this precious gift, we begin to walk in the fullness God desires for us to experience!