The Passover

In Luke 22:14-30, Jesus arrived with His disciples after the meal had been prepared.  The upper room event would have many aspects to it and many lessons to be revealed and learned.  Jesus was glad that He had the opportunity to spend some time with His disciples and to eat with them the Passover meal before He had to suffer.  He would not eat it again until the fulfillment of the Kingdom.  Jesus took the bread broke it and said,, "This is my body that has been broken for you.  Do this in remembrance of me."  After supper He took the cup and said, "This cup is the New Covenant which is poured out for you."  Jesus told them that He would not drink again until He came in His Kingdom.  Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper as a memorial of His broken body and shed blood.  He is the focal point on remembering His death, burial and resurrection.  Jesus also revealed at this time that someone was going to betray Him.  It had been decreed this way to the woe of this man.  He would be judged harshly for this betrayal.  Remember the Lord’s Supper today and its significance.