The Lord’s supper-a portrait of the Savior
The Lords Supper – A Portrait of a Savior
Pastor Darren Smith
United Christian Church
2851 Sevier Road
Marietta – NY 13110
Sunday July 29th 2018
Todays Outline :
Front Cover : Matthew 28:20
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Words of Wisdom
Those who know God are not lonely,
even when they are alone.
Inside Cover : Psalm 115
1 Not to us, Lord, not to us
but to your name be the glory,
because of your love and faithfulness.
God Bless America Land That I Love.
Today’s Sermon – The Lords Supper – A Portrait of a Savior - Mark 14:10-25
10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them. 11 They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”
16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.”
19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?”
20 “It is one of the Twelve,” he replied, “one who dips bread into the bowl with me. 21 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 “This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
The Lord’s supper is not only a call to remember what Jesus has done, but also to see who he is: a savior who is sovereign, willing and supreme
Jesus was in total control of the events leading up to his death on the cross and his resurrection as our Lord and Savior. Below is a are some thoughts on Passover.
1. Jesus coordinates the details (vs 12-16)
-he is sovereign
2. Jesus chooses the cross (vs 17-21)
-he is willing
3. Jesus commences the New Covenant vv. 22-26
-he is supreme
Background and Thoughts on Passover
The Last Supper was 2 days before the Passover.
The Jewish People celebrated Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.
Passover for Christians represents a spiritual deliverance from sin. In terms of Jesus' sacrifice, his sacrificial death at Calvary was an atonement for the sins of mankind. His crucifixion was indeed the greatest act of sacrifice in the history of the world, a perfect demonstration of His own teaching in John 15:13, "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends."
His supreme offering of His sinless life paid the terrible cost of all of mankind's sins for all time (see Hebrews 9:26-28; 10:10, 12, 14).