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The Treatise On The Lord's Supper

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Treatise on the Lord’s Supper

All of the gospels contain references to the Lord’s Supper, along with Acts and 1 Corinthians, Genesis, and also Daniel. Matthew 26:26-30, Mark 14:22-24, and Luke 22:17-23 all talk about the Last Supper with Jesus’ disciples, and all contain the saying, “Take eat, this is My body.” Acts 2:42 and 46 both talk about breaking of the bread and eating it with joy. I Corinthians 23-26 also talks about the Last Supper, and the bread and wine representing Jesus’ sacrifice to the world. John 13:2 talks about the disciples sitting at the table during the Last Supper, and the devil had already put it in the Devil’s heart to betray him.

The Passover in Jewish time marked the freedom from slavery in Egypt after 400 years. Jesus’ Last Supper was also the Passover, and some people believe that He came back to celebrate the Passover with His disciples. The connection between the Passover and the Lord’s Supper is symbolic and historic because Jesus and his disciples had planned to eat together as one and honor the annual Passover meal. Also, during the Last Supper, and the Lord’s Supper in most churches we partake of unleavened bread. At the first few Passover’s the Israelites had to use unleavened bread because there was not enough time for them to let their yeast rise up. Before Jesus was born, the people killed a lamb, and not a bone in it was broken. They were to sprinkle to blood on top of their doorpost so the angel of death would not kill their first born son. After Jesus was born, He became our sacrifice and took the burden off of us, just as the lamb was used before His time. Both the Passover and the Lord’s Supper are religious feasts, and both put

Christianity and their beliefs as the center of attention. Now, the Lord’s Supper takes the place of the Passover in Christian tradition. When the Israelites escaped Egypt, for the sacrifice they had a lamb. Now, the unleavened bread and wine we partake of is merely a memorial to Christ, since He was the ultimate sacrifice of sins. All the Lord’s Supper is in these times is the Passover, without the animal sacrifices.

The night before Jesus died is mostly what we get out tradition of communion from. Matthew 26:26-29; Luke 22:19, 20; I Corinthians 11:23-26 all talk about the Lord’s Supper being set up. He broke the bread and said “Take eat, for this is my body.” All the scriptures say this, except for Luke. At the end of the verse in Luke it adds in, “Do this in remembrance of me.” Matthew 26:26-28 talks about the cup and the wine. “Drink of it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” This is where the Scripture talks about the cup, which is representational of the blood that Christ shed for us. The bread and the wine cup were an essential part of the Passover meal, and also of the Last Supper Jesus shared with his disciples. Wine and Bread is now part of our Biblical partaking of the Lord’s Supper, and we must try and follow Biblical



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