RESCUED TO RECALL AND REJOICE- CELEBRATING THE LORD’s TABLE
•Jesus is in Bethany and its Passover
•Sandwiched between betrayal and denial
WHEN GOD SET THE TABLE HIMSELF
•The Passover was to be eaten within the city walls of Jerusalem and using a ritually slaughtered lamb
•Mk 14…Jesus apparently has something arranged and gives instructions to the disciples
RECALL AS A RESCUED PEOPLE
•This was a memorial meal that signified Israel’s identity as YHWH’s people (Ex 12)…Instructions on how to prepare the meal and how to eat it is all given to Israel to follow for generations. This meal was given even before the 'exodus' actually happened. God was certain about rescuing his people, even though the Israelites were not sure and Egypt was certain that no one could defeat them, and in this case brickmakers for generations! No casualties across the Red Sea!
b) Blood of the Lamb
c) Hope for the future
IN THE UPPER ROOM
•Prophecy to be fulfilled-Betrayal...while scripture is to be fulfilled, Judas was responsible for his actions.
•The Bread- Affliction- The New Exodus
•The 4 Cups of wine- 4 promises
Whose, For Whom and Why? Jesus blood for many for the forgiveness of sins (Exodus 24:1-11; Is 53:12; Jeremiah 31:31-34)