Thursday, March 29, 2018

Matthew 26:28, 1 Corinthians 11:25 NVI 2011

“This is my body of the covenant which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sin.”

In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.”

 

Matthew quoted Jesus’ words after the Passover meal. The old covenant was given to Moses. Jesus’ advent brought the new covenant between God and man. Jeremiah 31:31, “‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.’” Jesus was the final, perfect sacrifice for all sinners. The cup, the blood of Jesus, signifies His life poured out for all at His death. Salvation occurs when sinners accept Christ’s atoning, sacrificial death on the cross for their sin. Celebration of the Lord’s Supper draws believers into communion with Christ.

 

Merriam Webster’s definition: “Maundy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter observed in commemoration of the institution of the Eucharist.” I have many memories of that service in each church I’ve attended. Usually a somber service leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday, it always includes communion. Leaving the service in silence I don’t speak until arriving home. It is time spent reflecting on all that Jesus did for us. Celebrating the Lord’s Supper points us to Jesus.

 

How does the Lord’s Supper draw you into communion with Christ?

 

Celebrating Jesus daily,

S

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