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Discover ancient Jewish heritage that influences our modern-day faith
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
“Now on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, ‘Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?’ And He said, ‘Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, “The Teacher says, ‘My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.’ ” ’ So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover” (Matthew 26:17-19).
Idea: The Lord’s Supper, like the institution of Passover, is an act of faith.
Purpose: To help listeners appreciate how the Lord’s Supper is an outgrowth of the Jewish Passover.
Many churches celebrate the first Sunday in October as World Communion Sunday. It is a time to observe the Lord’s Supper with a special awareness of celebrating together with our brothers and sisters in Christ around the globe. On this day, being with a community of believers has become very meaningful to me.