Communion - A Family Dinner

Exodus 12;21-28 & 24:2-11, Nehemiah 8:9-14, Luke 22:1-18

Today's communion messages looks at several times in scriptures when important occasions included the sharing of a meal.  Family members have similar resemblances.  As Christians we are a spiritual family and therefore have patterns that resemble what Jesus taught.

Family Dinners:

  • Exodus 12;21-28 - We begin with the family dinner known as the original Passover meal.  It was a family dinner with instruction not only for preparing the lamb but included instruction to prepare for the death angel that would pass over that night.

  • Exodus 24:9-11 - Here we have a meeting of  Moses, Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu as well as seventy elders, all who ascended the mountain at God's instruction.  It concludes with they beheld God, and ate and drank.

  • Nehemiah 8:9-14 - After the reading of the law by Ezra we have recorded the eating of a meal and the sharing with those who do not have something to eat. 

  • Luke 22:14-18 - Here we have the institution of the Lord's Supper.  Notice in particular verse 15 where Jesus says "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I Suffer."

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