Last supper – What’s the take home message?
Last supper also known as the Holy Communion was the final meal that Jesus took with his twelve disciples before He got arrested. It was the final moment they ate together.
As we examine the event, what are the significant takeaway that we can observe, highlight and apply to ourselves? As we keep these in mind, let us begin, shall we?
The final meal together
As you knew, this event happened, being the final time Jesus ate with His twelve disciples. Did the disciples know that it would in fact be the last time they ate with Jesus? Think about that?
The final meal revolved around the Passover. How significant was this event to the Jewish people? When you are free, take time to read Matthew 26:17-30, Mark 14:12-26, Luke 22:7-38, John 13:1-20. After reading through these passages, you may conclude that a series of events happened.
So, it was not simply about eating their final meal together. It was in fact, a chain of events followed. I hope you take time to study it
Last supper – 2 key take home messages
While they were eating,
Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”Matthew 26:26
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.Matthew 26:27
When we part take the Holy Communion, it reminds us how Jesus being the body sacrifice himself by dying on the cross, so as to save us from our sins. His blood pours out for us so as to cleanse us of all our sins.
The last supper duly reminds us what he did for us. The one key take home point is this, Jesus broke the bread and took the cup, ate and drank with His disciples while He was with them. While we, do not.
Last supper – Jesus never hate Judas
The second take home message is that Jesus never hate Judas. Even knowing that Judas intended to betray Him, Jesus never exposed his intention, only quietly confronted him.
None of the others really knew who was the culprit. In fact, they were busy arguing about something else, non essential. If you read the Bible further, you will learn that Judas Iscariot isn’t the only disciple who betray Jesus.
Jesus never hate Peter either. It would be interesting if you read about what Judas did and compare it to what Peter did, in the end.
The Father’s will
Jesus’ desire was to please His Father and to fulfill His will. Jesus said:
Yet not My will, but Yours be done.Luke 22:42
How can we apply what we gather through this study? Would you hate Judas for what he did if you were Jesus? What is that one take away knowing what you know today?
I hope that after our discussion, it sparks your interest to read the Bible more and gives you the tool to study the Bible. Stay safe everyone and have a blessed week.