Date: March 14, 2021
The book called Luke in the Bible, was written by a Gentile believer named Luke, who was a close associate of the Apostle Paul. He set out to carefully investigate the truth concerning Jesus Christ, using the eyewitness accounts of those who were with and knew Jesus and His ministry. His intent in writing this Gospel was
so that his readers would know the truth regarding Jesus and what they have been taught concerning Him. It is our hope in studying this Gospel, that we too would better understand the truth concerning Jesus, so that we may better know Him and make Him known to others.
This Sunday's message title is "Jesus' Last Supper With His Disciples," and together at Luke 22:14-38. which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.” (Luke 22:19-20)
When we read the above verses, we automatically think of communion. We also understand within its proper context that this was Jesus' final Passover meal with His disciples before He went to the cross. The occasion was definitely a very special time for Jesus and His "friends" (those closest to Him as far as human relationships while on earth were concerned). As we see this Sunday in our worship service message, the purpose of God's institution of the Passover meal came into clear focus with Jesus' coming as the Christ. The unleavened bread and the wine served during the meal took on more meaning, or should we say a deeper and fulfilling meaning, for those who were there with Jesus, as well as for all who would celebrate the meal in remembrance of Jesus' redemptive work thereafter. For us, we are blessed to be able to partake in this special meal in remembrance of Jesus' broken body and shed blood in bringing about the forgiveness of our sins and restoring us to a right relationship with God. Thus, we should continually live with gratitude in our hearts in remembrance of Jesus and what He has done for us!
This Sunday's message title is "Jesus' Last Supper With His Disciples," and look together at Luke 22:14-38.