Christ in the Passover

Whenever we celebrate the Lord's Supper in each of our three worship gatherings, we remember the words of Jesus, commonly referred to as "The Words of Institution" in the Protestant tradition. These words are found in each of the four gospel accounts. For instance, Luke 22.19-20:

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

Note, similarly, the Apostle Paul's instructions in 1st Corinthians 11.23-26:

For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” 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.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

But, have you ever wondered if that's all there was to it? Notice, both Luke and Paul use the phrase "after the supper." So, you may have asked yourself, "what went on during the supper? Could that have had deep significance as well?"

Why, yes! It did!

Aren't you glad you asked!? 

On Maundy Thursday, April 5th at 6pm, a representative from Chosen People Ministries will lead us in partaking of a Seder dinner, while explaining The Meaning of Passover, walking us through an ancient practice of God's people that was started by Moses when he led the Israelites out of Egypt and later continued (and reinterpreted) by Jesus in what we now call The Lord's Supper.

The program is free, but due to limited space, a ticket is required. Pick yours up this Sunday on the patio or in the office during the week!

 

Questions? Contact Jim Wilson, Pastor, at or 562/493.2553 x112

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