7 PM April 13, 2017
Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; for I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. (Luke 22:17-20)
Dinner is served, and Jesus might be the only one present who truly understands that this is to be their final meal together. But as ancient tradition gives way to brand new words, it’s sure to be one they’ll remember forever.
Jesus created a new covenant between God and God’s people; one that cannot be broken because God is the only actor in this covenant.
Read the following readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text and ask yourself the question, How emotional is Jesus’ journey to the cross to you?
Thursday: Last Supper (Holy Thursday), Luke 22:1-27
Friday: Crucifixion (Good Friday), Luke 23:32-47
Saturday: Burial of Jesus, Luke 23:48-56