The Lord’s Supper
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread or Passover, Jesus sent two of his disciples ahead with very specific instructions on where to prepare the Passover meal. That evening Jesus sat down at the table with the twelve apostles to eat his final meal before going to the cross. As they dined together, he told the twelve that one of them would soon betray him.
One by one they questioned, “I’m not the one, am I, Lord?” Jesus explained that even though he knew he would die as the Scriptures foretold, his betrayer’s fate would be terrible: “Far better for him if he had never been born!”
Then Jesus took the bread and the wine and asked his Father to bless it. He broke the bread into pieces, giving it to his disciples and said, “This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”
And then he took the cup of wine, sharing it with his disciples and said, “This wine is the token of God’s new covenant to save you–an agreement sealed with the blood I will pour out for you. He told all of them, “I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.” Then they sang a hymn and went out to the Mount of Olives.
Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-20.
At First Baptist Church we share in the Lord’s Supper every 1st Sunday of the month. This table is open to all who love Jesus Christ and desire to serve Him.