Today’s passage: Luke 22:1-23
- Satan was at the Last Supper. None of the other disciples had a clue.
- According to verses 16 and 18, we will celebrate the Passover with Christ in the Kingdom!
- Every year the Jewish people have celebrated Passover since the Last Supper has been an annual confirmation of their rejection of Jesus as their Messiah.
- The bread and the wine represent the body and blood of Jesus, which was given for us. This is substitutionary atonement. Christ suffered the wrath of God in our place.
- We do not participate in the Lord’s Supper to receive grace. If we think we can be saved because of the act of drinking or eating, we are working to earn our righteousness. Christ commanded this to be done in remembrance of Him. His work on the cross paid the price of our sin once and for all.
- Christ’s shed blood ratified the New Covenant. Old Testament saints looked forward to the promise of God’s Messiah. We look back to the fulfillment of that promise.
Questions to consider:
- If Jesus’ death ensured Satan’s defeat, why would he have sought Jesus’ arrest and death? What does Satan’s role in his own demise show about the power of sin, the lies that it speaks, and the sovereignty of God even over those who would try to fight against Him?
- Why is the Jewish celebration of Passover today an act of rebellion and rejection? What should they be celebrating?
- According to this passage and 1 Corinthians 11:26, what is the purpose of the Lord’s Supper? In what way does this ordinance communicate a similar truth to baptism, but in an ongoing way, among the church? What are people affirming they believe when they observe the Lord’s Supper?