If you were invited to a special dinner party, where the honored guests gathering around the table are all friends of Jesus who will be participating in a symbolic reenactment of the most important day in the history of the world, would you go? What I’ve just described is communion, or the “meal of remembrance” which Jesus instated, during a very special dinner party he shared with his disciples the night before he was crucified.
On season two of Live Like It’s True, we’re talking about the True Story of Easter, and in this episode, we’re going to talk about that dinner party as Jesus shared the Passover lamb with his disciples (some call it the Last Supper), found in Luke 22.
Guest: Erin Davis
Bible Passage: Luke 22:7-20
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Music: Cade Popkin Music
Erin Davis. Erin is a writer and teacher passionately committed to getting women of all ages to the deep well of God’s Word. She is the author of more than a dozen books and Bible studies, including Connected, Beyond Bath Time, and 7 Feasts and the host of The Deep Well podcast and Grounded videocast with Revive Our Hearts. When she’s not writing, you can find Erin chasing chickens and children on her small farm in the Midwest.
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The Lamb Who Fulfilled the Prophecies
Here are some of the things Erin and I talked about:
- Why did God have the people of Israel kill a lamb and smear its blood on their doorframe? What did this symbolize back then?
- What was the point of celebrating the Passover each year?
- Why did Jesus send the Peter and John to an undisclosed place to prepare the Passover?
- Why did Jesus earnestly desire this time with them?
- What is being fulfilled—after a thousand years of practicing this meal—at this Passover Jesus spends with his disciples?
- What were the parallels between the torn bread and empty cup, and Jesus?
- When God “set the menu” for the Passover, back in Egypt, what was he anticipating?
- As we take communion, how are we reenacting the day Jesus died?
“Jesus knew this plan was going to work. They were going to redeem us through this sacrifice, and it was going to be a once and for all sacrifice. A rescue plan for His people.” – Erin DavisJesus knew this plan was going to work. They were going to redeem us through this sacrifice, and it was going to be a once and for all sacrifice. A rescue plan for His people. - Erin Davis Click To Tweet
Don’t Miss the Retelling!
Come back for episode 15, where I get to focus on metaphor in the Bible. How God uses the image of the Lamb to tell us a story about himself?