Communion

Communion

Jesus is our freedom and the fulfillment of all prophecy.

Luke 22:19-20
19 Then he took bread, and after giving thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And in the same way he took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.

  • The Elements
    • The Body – given for you
      • The body was broken
    • The Blood – poured out for you
      • The blood was poured out…
    • First Ministerial interaction with Jesus is John the Baptist

John 1:29
29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world

      • What does this mean?
  • The History Of The Passover/Communion
    • The Process Of Passover – Exodus 12
      • 10 plague on Egypt
      • The Plan
        • Lamb had to be selected
          • A perfect lamb – “spotless”
        • The lamb had to be slain
        • The blood was to be applied to the doorpost of your house
        • The lamb was to be consumed

Exodus 12:12-13
12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. 13 The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt.

  • Jesus Is Our Freedom And The Fulfillment Of All Prophecy
    • Jesus Is Our Freedom
      • You Can Feel Like It’s Your Forever
      • He Can Keep You From A Bad Forever
      • When I see the blood, I will pass over you
      • Meaning of the Passover
      • The key that unlocks — freedom
        • Freedom from the past
        • Freedom from the power that was over them
        • Freedom to pursue the promises of God, their best life
  • Jesus Is The Fulfillment Of All Prophecy
    • The Body That Is Given For You /The Lamb Of God

Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.

1 Corinthians 5:7b
For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

    • The Cup That Is Poured Out For You
      • “When I see the blood, I will pass over you”

Hebrews 9:22-26
22 Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins….23 Thus it was necessary for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these rites, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf. 25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the holy places every year with blood not his own, 26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself

    • The Purpose — Salvation through substitution
  • The Community In Communion
    • We observe in like manner remembering him and what he makes possible

Luke 22:14-16
14When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”

John 13:1
1 It was just before the Passover Festival. Jesus knew that the hour had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.