Easter Bible Study Lessons — Matthew 26:26-30 – Easter Story
Communion is the word used by many Christian believers today, especially in the South.
We have the Lord’s Supper at our church incrementally but many just go through the motions without thinking about what Christ did for them – and us.
Let’s really discover what the Easter message is. We’ll see what took place in the Scripture reading from Matthew below.
The Lord’s Supper – Communion in The Easter Story
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.
And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;
For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. – Matthew 26:26-30 NKJV
The First Communion ( Lord’s Supper )
As we approach Palm Sunday and Easter, a thought to remember is the event of the Lord’s Supper (Last Supper).
Why the KJV?
I purposely used the King James Bible version for these verses about The Lord’s Supper. This Bible is more poetic in its wording and some things need to be left alone.
The same is true for The Lord’s Prayer which many of us have prayed from the KJV as children.
Some words from The Last Supper to study:
There are several names for this farewell meal Jesus shared with the disciples that night.
Below are the definitions …
Lord’s Supper – Commemorating the meal Jesus ate with His disciples at Passover.
Eucharist – Also known as thanksgiving. This is because we give thanks to God for sending Christ and the work He has done for us.
Communion – The Dictionary.Com definition of commune is;
“to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings,
to be in intimate communication or rapport: to commune with nature,
interchange of ideas or sentiments. “
So, communion means basically that we commune with God and other Christians.
The Lord’s Supper helps us to recount the death of Jesus and the wonderful promise He made to return. We also give thanks for the gift of everlasting life and forgiveness for our sins.
The New Covenant
With the new covenant, instead of people having to make sacrifices (burnt offerings) and go through a priest to reach God, Christ made it possible for everyone who believed to approach God through Him.
Jesus was the final sacrifice for the sin of man.
How Can We Be Perfect?
Alone, we can’t. Christ’s blood makes us pure in God’s eyes so that we are fit to be in His presence.
All that believe in Him are forgiven by Christ’s dying on the cross and then rising again on the 3rd day.
He did all this for us.
All we have to do is admit, believe and choose to receive.
Isn’t God amazing?
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