What does the Bible say about the Blood of Jesus? Why is this part of Communion?
Learn about the importance and meaning of the blood of Jesus from this collection of scripture quotes. Just as sacrifices were made in the Old Testament, Jesus gave His life and shed His blood to reconcile us from sin if we believe in Him. "But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin." 1 John 1:7
Jesus demonstrated the significance of His blood as part of the Last Supper with His disciples. As the disciples sat together, Jesus said, " ‘Take it and eat it, for this is my body' " (Matthew 26:26). He then gave thanks and offered them the cup and said, " ‘Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which seals the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out to forgive the sins of many' " (Matthew 26:27-28).
From Christ's crucifixion to the communion sacrament, the blood of Jesus has symbolized the cleansing of our sins. Learn more about the significance and meaning of the Blood of Jesus from the collection of Bible verses below.