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Remembering Jesus with Communion

Luke 22:14-23
Jesus teaches His Disciples how to remember Him.
Contributed by YoMinistry.com
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God knows that we forget over time. So He included food to help us remember and understand two very important events in the Bible. God wants us to remember that He desires to seek and save us. – Slide 1
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Thousands of years ago the Hebrew people (Jews) whom God loved were slaves in Egypt. They were cruelly treated for hundreds of years. God heard their prayers and sent Moses to free the Hebrews from bondage (Exodus 3). – Slide 2
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It was not easy to make Pharaoh release his Hebrew slaves. Through Moses God demonstrated His power through many terrible plagues but Pharaoh’s heart was hard and he still would not let the Hebrews go. Exodus 7-11. – Slide 3
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Before the last plague, Moses told the people that they must sacrifice an unblemished lamb, place its blood on their door posts so that the angel of death would ‘Passover’ their homes and not kill the oldest male of their family Exodus 12. – Slide 4
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As the death angel passed over they were to have a quick meal and be prepared to leave Egypt. The meal was called the Passover. God asked them to annually celebrate this meal to remember how God saved them. Exodus 12. – Slide 5
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The Hebrews were now free. God was planning to make these people into a great nation and bless them with His word, the Law and the prophets. And most importantly God would bless us with the Messiah through this nation. – Slide 6
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Hundreds of years later as promised, God sent the Messiah (Our Lord Jesus Christ). Jesus, as commanded by God, would celebrate the Passover with His disciples. This year they would celebrate the meal in Jerusalem. – Slide 7
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Jesus told Peter and John to go find a place for them to celebrate the Passover. They asked, ‘Where do we find it? He told them, ‘A man will be carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house that he enters.’ Luke 22:10. – Slide 8
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‘And you shall say to the owner of the house, “The Teacher says to you, ‘Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ And he will show you a large, furnished upper room; prepare it there.’ Luke 22:11-12. – Slide 9
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Jesus knew that He would be crucified soon. During the Passover He took some bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ Luke 22:19. – Slide 10
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‘And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.’ Luke 22:20. Today we remember Jesus by this portion of the Passover that we call Communion. – Slide 11
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Remember the lamb’s blood on the doors in Egypt. John the Baptist once said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ Jesus said, ‘Whoever believes in Me shall not perish, but have eternal life.’ John 1:29, John 3:16b. – Slide 12
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Both the Passover and the Last Supper that Jesus had with His disciples are linked. God planned it this way so that we would remember Him and that He is the God that seeks and saves the lost. Luke 19:10. – Slide 13
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