47…Messiah — The Call Of Communion — Matthew 26.1-35…Handout

Holy Communion or the Lord’s_________is a time when believers remember and give thanks for what Jesus did. Psalm 58:1~Great is the Lord, greatly to be praised (NIV) The Call Of Communion: Cherish & _______________.

1) Cherish The __________ (26:6-16) 

Jesus came to_________the law. Matthew 7:17

Mary anoints_________for His burial Matthew 26:7

The disciples feel like this is a___________John 12:4-6

Their attitude is a__________ example of well-meaning believers who think they know what the Lord is up to.

Jesus says that she, __________ gets it. Matthew 26:11 The real question is do you get it? Do you recognize what Jesus is up to in your life? Yes / No / Maybe (circle 1) Mary is preparing Jesus for His burial. Matthew 26:12

Judas finally realizes he’s not getting______by following Jesus and sells Him out for_____ pieces Matthew 26:15 2) Contemplate The_____________(26:17-30)

Two celebrations linked and celebrated together: Feast of Unleavened Bread (Exodus 34:18) and Passover (Exodus 12). The Feast of Unleavened Bread was first celebrated by Jews who left Egypt during the Exodus, where they ate unleavened bread for_____ days, then they ate manna. In Jesus’ day, it was a____ day festival celebrated in conjunction with Passover. Passover is a celebration meal eaten in preparation for leaving Egypt. A lamb was slain and eaten, its blood was then applied to the doorposts of the home in a cross-like fashion. (Leviticus 23:5-6). Then the angel of death passed over. Jesus is the__________lamb who set us free John 8:36 He personally carried our____ on the cross 1 Peter 2:24 God reconciled everything in________ Colossians 1:20 God works all things for the good Romans 8:28

The Lord’s Supper is taken from 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 Jesus tells us that Judas is a devil Matthew 26:23

King David wrote: even my close friend, someone I trusted, who shared my bread, turned against Psalm 41:9 Then Jesus layers the woe for betrayal Matthew 26:24 Scripture tells us not_____ bone is broken Psalm 34:20 John confirms this despite a Roman practice John 19:36 Witness the transformation of Passover into the Lord’s __________ as Jesus says take and eat Matthew 26:26

Likewise, after giving thanks (εὐχαριστέω eucharisteo) Jesus offer them a cup saying __________ this is my blood of the covenant for forgiveness. Matthew 26:27-28 This greek word (εὐχαριστέω eucharisteo) gives us our word, Eucharist. It is the ceremony that celebrates the Lord’s Last Supper where the bread and juice are consecrated. It simply means to give thanks.

Jesus gives thanks for the new covenant that reconciles us, and all humanity, all of creation to Himself.

Psalm 118:1 & 28~Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! You are my God, and I will give thanks to you; (ESV)

Our Takeaway: _______________________________________________________________________________


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