THE NEW COVENANT IN JESUS' BLOOD

Passage: Luke 22:14~23  

Keyverse: 20


1. Until the kingdom of God comes (14-18)

On the evening before his crucifixion, Jesus ate the Passover with his disciples. Jesus came to be the Passover Lamb, to take away the sins of the world. Jesus wanted to plant in his disciples hope in the kingdom of God. He came, died and rose again so that those who put their faith in him might have forgiveness of sins, eternal life and the kingdom of God. The kingdom of God is our eternal inheritance; it is the destination of our earthly pilgrimage.

2. The bread and the wine (19-23)

Jesus broke the bread and gave it to his disciples. It represents his body broken for the sins of the world. We must remember this basic grace. Then he gave them the cup. It represents the new covenant sealed by Jesus' blood. When we repent and accept Jesus' atoning blood for the forgiveness of our sins, we enter into a covenant with Jesus and his people. The old covenant was sealed with the blood of animals (Ex 24:8), but the people broke God's laws and the covenant, so a new covenant was needed (Jer 31:31-33).

Prayer: Lord, help me to remember your grace of forgiveness and put my hope in your kingdom.

One Word: Jesus' blood was shed for me