In taking communion we see 2 main things that Jesus or Paul is talking about.
I) 1st the BODY of the Lord Jesus Christ and 2nd the BLOOD of Jesus.
A) In (1 Peter 2:24) it says in reference to Jesus, “Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.” KJV
1) All of our Sin, sicknesses, and diseases were placed upon the body of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(a) He took them and paid the penalty for them so that we wouldn’t have to.
B) In (Ephesians 1:7) it says, “In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.” KJV
1) We have redemption through His blood that means that all our sins are gone. Our sins have been washed away by the Blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.
2) The Blood of Jesus even goes beyond cleansing, His blood is at work in our lives right now.
(a) There is power in the blood of Jesus; there is victory in the blood of Jesus.
(b) (Revelation 12:11) Says, “And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” KJV
II) There is such power in the body and blood of Jesus, that’s why Jesus said that when we come together to take communion that we are to remember what He went through for us and that we also know that there is power in the Body and Blood of Jesus.
III) (Psalm 107:1-2) Says, “O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. 2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy.” KJV
IV) (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) “Rejoice evermore. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” KJV
A) 1COR 11:23-24 Take and eat
B) V 25 Take and drink.