The Lord's Supper
The greatest act of salvation before the cross was God freeing the Israelites from Egypt. To celebrate that event, God instituted the Passover celebration, commemorating God’s graciousness act of passing over the Israelite houses and killing the first-born of only the Egyptian homes. But now God is about to perform and even greater salvation event, Jesus dying on the cross. Christians are to celebrate Passover not looking back to Egypt but looking at Jesus’ death and forward to his eventual return.
I. Background of the Passover
II. Jesus Reinterprets the Passover
A. The Last Supper
III. Three Time Frames of Communion
IV. Communion is Picture of the Christian Life