Why do we like the foods we like? What makes us crave one thing while being repulsed by something else? Our cravings and aversions are not only a reflection of our cultural preferences, they speak to a deeper divine design. Every religion uses food as a part of their religious rituals. But for Christians, the Lord’s Supper is not necessarily an appetizing concept. In fact, when Jesus first introduced it, many people found it so disgusting that they walked away from Him. Join us for part one of With This Cup where we will see how The Lord’s Supper invites us to look back and remember the price God paid for our redemption.
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying,
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”Luke 22:20
Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12)
– When they ate it, they REMEMBERED God’s deliverance.
Manna in the desert (Exodus 16)
– When they ate it, they REMEMBERED God’s provision.
Jesus Feeds 5,000 (John 6:26-56)
– When they ate it, they FORGOT and were not satisfied.
The Lord’s Supper (Matthew 26:26-28)
– When you eat it, you will REMEMBER Jesus’ demonstration of God’s love.
As you prepare to take the bread and dip it in this cup…
- Is this about a religious ritual or a relationship with Jesus?
- As you eat this bread, are you allowing Jesus to permeate your whole life? Are you ingesting Him, metabolizing Him?
- Is the reality of what He has done for you changing you? How should it be changing you? What should be different?
- Does your desperation outweigh your disgust? Like the men in the plane, do you recognize Jesus’ death as your only hope?
Sunday: John 6
Monday: Exodus 12
Tuesday: Exodus 13
Wednesday: Exodus 16
Thursday: Matthew 26
Friday: Matthew 27
Saturday: Matthew 28
The End of Religion, by Bruxy Cavy