The Body of Christ

August 31st, 2008

Every now and then as Christians we use the term Body of Christ. For those who are not sure what this means I thought I would share briefly what that means. The term Body of Christ is used in three main ways in the Bible.

  1. The body of Christ refers to Christ’s actual physical body ie the Body of Christ was placed in the tomb after His death.
  2. Body of Christ also is used when taking communion or as it is sometimes known “The Lord’s Supper”. The bread or wafer we use is to remember Christ’s death. It symbolises Christ’s body that hung on the cross.
  3. The Apostle Paul uses the phrase body of Christ when talking about the church. When used this way he was talking about all people who called themselves Christians all over the world.