Thursday, April 9, 2009

Maundy Thursday

Matthew 26: 1-29

The Lord's Supper
17On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, "Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"

18He replied, "Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, 'The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.' " 19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.

20When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21And while they were eating, he said, "I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me."

22They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, "Surely not I, Lord?"

23Jesus replied, "The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. 24The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born."

25Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, "Surely not I, Rabbi?"
Jesus answered, "Yes, it is you."[a]

26While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body."

27Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28This is my blood of the[b] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father's kingdom."

Blessed Savior Jesus, You have given Yourself to us in Holy Communion. Keep us in Your faith and favor that we may live in You even as You live in us. May our body and blood preserve us in the true faith to life everlasting. Amen


Letters From Midlife said...

Thank you again for the reminder of the events that led up to the death and resurrection of Jesus. It's all important.

Donna's Book Nook said...

In my Bible,in Mark, I have written in the actual days that the events of the last week occurred. It's been good to read those each day.
Blessings! Donna

Deare Diary said...

Good post. Hope that you have a blessed weekend and Happy Easter as we all worship our sweet Lord. God Bless.