Can a person take communion alone, or must it be taken in a group?


1 Corinthians 11:25 - 26

NKJV - 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me. 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

Clarify Share Report Asked January 15 2015 20140716 130034 Lance Oosthuizen

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Mini Margaret Koch
Lance, You are never alone. The Holy Spirit is with you always. He has promised to never leave nor forsake you. So I believe it is ok to have communion without another believer present.

January 16 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Galen 2 Galen Smith Retired from Multnomah Bible College and Biblical Seminary
There is no explicit command in Scripture that communion should require a community, though the very word "communion" is related to the word "community." For this reason I believe that communion is best done in community with other believers in Christ. Part of the symbolism of taking the elements is the display of our oneness with Christ. If you are in vital union with Christ, and if the others in your local church are also in union with Christ, then you are connected to each other as well, all being various members of that local manifestation of Christ's body. Corporate communion seems the most natural way to practice it.

There are some believers, however, who may be isolated by circumstances from meeting with other believers. I do not think that the Lord is upset with them if they cannot come together with other believers to celebrate communion. If our motive is to be obedient to the command, "Do this in remembrance of me," I cannot imagine that God is not pleased at our desire to take communion, even if we are shut in and unable to do so with other believers.

January 26 2015 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini seemon natarajan
Communion - the very word is explained in 1 Corinthians 10:16

"The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ? "
'Communion' doesn't mean 'community' it is communion with the one bread Jesus Christ. 
You can partake of the holy communion by yourself.

October 24 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Ken Cook
The word commune means to talk. So I think its important to talk to Jesus and allow him to talk to you, so it doesn't matter if you're alone or with someone. Commune with God as much as possible. You're also remembering what the body and blood of Christ has done for the whole human race! Jesus doesn't want us to only remember him when we take communion. Start each day by communicating with Jesus!

September 29 2018 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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