Passover & Communion

Notice that the setting in the video is that of Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, including Judas. Next, Jesus shares the Passover meal with the disciples, including Judas. Jesus knew the mind of Judas, but did not exclude him from the foot-washing or the meal of the Passover. Watch the next video that has its focus on the meal of the Passover. Consider the meal of the Passover, as opposed to a small wafer of bread and a sip of grape juice.

Consider the following verses that tell of the events that lead to the Last Passover meal, and the Passover, itself.

PASSOVER & COMMUNION

Matthew 26:18-30 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

18 And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near; I am to keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’” 19 The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.

The Last Passover

20 Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples. 21 As they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.” 22 Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23 And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me. 24 The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.” 25 And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.”

26 While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying,“Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

30 After singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Watch for symbolism.

John 10:9 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

9 I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

Question: When did the disciples meet again for the Passover meal?

Please consider my thoughts about Passover and Communion.

Jews know all about Passover. They know the scriptures that explain Passover. Can Christians explain The Lord’s Supper? Can we tell someone why we have Communion, when we have it, if anyone is not to allowed to take part? Do we know the scriptures that clearly explain these things in such a way that we can tell someone else? Or, do we just do it the way that we do it, because we’ve always done it that way? Do we know scriptures that clearly show ‘Communion’ taking place, with a clear example of how it was taking place? Let me encourage you to follow my posts on this, and other important topics. As believers in Christ, we have been given a commission by Jesus that most Christians are not able to fulfill:

New American Standard Bible Acts 1:8

but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

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