Yeshua says………..

Yeshua took bread and blessed it.  He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples, and said, “Take this, and eat it.  This is my body.”  Then he took a cup and spoke a prayer of thanksgiving.  He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you.  This is my blood, the blood of the promise.  It is poured out for many people so that sins are forgiven.  Matthew 26:26b -28 from  Names of God Bible
We think today about Jesus serving the last supper to the disciples.  The disciples go  into the city and talk to a “certain man” that Jesus asked them to tell, “My time is near” and that they would celebrate Passover at this man’s house.  The disciples do as the Lord had directed and prepared for the Passover. 

A Passover Seder is a service held at  home  as part of the Passover celebration.  It is a remembrance of that first Passover which was the liberation from slavery in ancient Egypt.

During the last Passover that Jesus celebrated with his disciples he instituted     communion or the Lord’s Supper.  We are to do this in remembrance of the Lord Jesus and his sacrifice for our sins. 

Jesus was the perfect lamb that was slain on our behalf.  He never did anything wrong.  He was the only one that could bear and pay for all the sins of the world.  He was and is our Good Shepherd.   He died so we might live. 

As we reflect on this Thursday of Passion Week may we be thoughtful of the great love,  compassion, and the keeping of a promise that God showed us at the Last Supper.

Cathy Jo Johnson
 

2 Comments

  • Sourcelightstudio

    Great post in honor of Easter.

    • Jose

      Yes I believe the reltaionship thing was defintely central in the good news Jesus brought. But also for many people Jesus brought the good news that God is active right here, right now, bringing to life God’s dreams for the world. “The kingdom of God is near.”

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