The Passover meal served as a reminder of God’s deliverance, love, and power. That deliverance, love, and power came at great cost—when God delivered His people out of Egypt, every firstborn person and animal in Egypt died. There wasn’t a house without someone dead, except for the homes of the Hebrews whom God passed over and then rescued. What Jesus’ disciples didn’t yet understand about this particular Passover meal, though, was the greater meaning that He was about to explain and then fulfill by His death on the cross.
Read Luke 22:7-20:
- As the disciples observed and listened to Jesus at the first Lord’s Supper, what do you think might have been going through their minds?
- What significance did the Passover meal already have for the disciples? (Read Exodus 12:1-14.)
- What new significance did Jesus give to the bread and the cup?
- Why is it meaningful that Jesus’ suffering and death occurred around the time of Passover?
- In what areas of your life do you easily see God’s kingdom at work? Where would you like to see Him more?
- Why is the blood of Christ called “good news”?
- How might considering what Christ accomplished for you on the cross give you confidence in your walk with Christ?
Other Scriptures to Engage with this week:
Ezekiel 18:14-32 • 2 Peter 3 • Luke 18:1-17 • John 6:29-66 • 1 Timothy 1:12-2:6 • John 17.