Posts Tagged ‘Communion instituted’

Luke 22:14-23 A Better Memory

This is the memory He wants us to carry

We join Jesus and His disciples in the upper room for the Passover supper. He is about to make it even more meaningful for those in attendance and for us today.

We looked at this event in Matthew in the blog titled “Our First Communion.” In this blog I said that Judas had already left the group but Luke tells us that’s not so. “But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table” (verse 21). Judas partook in the cup and bread right along with the rest of Jesus’ disciples. Read more »

Matthew 26:26-29 Our First Communion

In Remembrance of Me (I know it's not matzo but I loved the picture anyway)

In Remembrance of Me (I know it’s not matzo but I loved the picture anyway)

We are enjoying the last Passover celebration with Jesus and His disciples. At this point Judas has left the group to betray Jesus to the religious leaders. It is just Jesus and His most devoted followers now.

During one of Jesus’ previous teachings He told the crowd that unless they eat of His flesh and drink of His blood they would have no part in Him. This was a very hard message to hear for everyone listening that day. Today that message will be acted out for His disciples. I think this symbolism will come as a great relief for His followers. Jesus didn’t mean for them to literally eat Him. Read more »