Looking back, Remembering His death –

 1 Corinthians 11:23-25..23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 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.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.”

V.23 Paul received from Jesus what happened at the Passover Meal A on the night He was betrayed.

V.24 Each phrase of Jesus’ own words is important.

  • “This is my body” this bread represents My body.
  • “Which is for you.” He died on behalf of all others—over 20 billion people.
  • Do this in remembrance of me.” Jesus said His Disciples are to remember His death by eating the bread. Jesus instituted this observance at a Passover meal, which commemorated the Israelites’ deliverance from Egypt in 1446BC. B

V.25 Each phrase is significant about the cup.

  • “This cup is the new covenant.” There were eight special covenants in the Old Testament including the Mosaic Covenant and a future new and better covenant. C Jesus declared that the new covenant had arrived in His person and death. For 8 Bible covenants click here.
  • “In My blood.” In the New Testament, “blood” is used to refer to the sacrificial death of Jesus. The contents of the cup represented His blood, just as the bread represented His body.
  • “Do this … in remembrance of me.” remember the death of Jesus.
  • As often as you drink it.” Jesus did not specify any frequency for the Lord’s Supper.

Notes: A- Note almost the same sequence of words in Matthew 26:26; B- Exodus 12:14-27. C- For all 8 OT Covenants click here, Jeremiah 31:31-34;

Henry Luke 4/12/2018

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