Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator
As we continue our “Luke: The End” series, last week we saw Judas preparing to betray Jesus and the disciples preparing for Passover. This weekend we studied Luke 22:14-23, where Jesus and the disciples celebrated Passover together. This wasn’t a regular Passover Feast, however, as Jesus altered its significance forever.
In the normal Passover tradition, every component of the feast had set meanings and significance, but when it came to the wine and the bread, Jesus told the disciples that the bread was his body and the wine was his blood. Then He instructed them to eat and drink in remembrance of Him. It is for this reason that we take communion weekly, so that we can remember the sacrifice that Jesus made for us on the cross.
Communion is about looking back, looking in, and looking ahead. When we break bread together at Central, are you examining your life as Paul suggests in 1 Corinthians 11:28-30? Are you using that time to remember and thank God for His sacrifice?
Other verses used in the message:
Exodus 6:6-7; Psalm 114; Psalm 116:1-7; Jeremiah 31:31; Psalms 41:9; Luke 9:46; Philippians 2:3-4; Luke 9:48b
Nothing but the Blood – Andy Cherry
One Thing Remains – Jesus Culture
Always – Kristian Stanfill
Because of Your Love – Phil Wickham