March 27 - The Last Supper
In those days, the Jewish people gathered for feasts such as the Festival of Unleavened Bread and the Passover. People gathered together to remember how God had rescued His people out of Egypt.
On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, Jesus told the disciples to go into the city and tell a certain man that Jesus wanted to celebrate Passover at his house with the disciples. When evening came, Jesus was sitting at the table with the disciples. Jesus said one of the disciples would betray Him; He was talking about Judas Iscariot.
While they were eating, Jesus took the bread, gave thanks, and broke it. He gave it to His disciples and said, “Take this and eat it; this is My body.” In the same way, Jesus took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to His disciples. Then He said, “Drink from it, all of you.” He told the disciples His blood would be shed for many for the forgiveness of sins.
Jesus would be arrested and sentenced to be crucified. Jesus had done nothing wrong, but He died so that the Old Testament Scripture might be fulfilled.
Read Matthew 26:17-30
The Point: Jesus Came to be the Savior
How does your family remember important things like soccer practice or piano lessons or birthday parties? Do you have a calendar posted on the refrigerator? Do you use sticky notes? Do you set notifications on your computer? It is important to remember important things.
Even though the disciples didn’t know what was about to happen, Jesus did. He didn’t want them to ever forget. Jesus wants us to remember that He took our punishment, died for our sins, and rose back to life to prove He has power over sin and death! When our church conducts the Lord’s Supper (or you might call it Communion) it is a very special time to remember how much Jesus loves us and that He came to be the Savior. Now that’s something to remember and celebrate!
Dear God, thank You for sending Jesus to be our Savior. Help us to always remember that He loved us enough to die for our sins so we can be forgiven. In Jesus’ name, Amen.