September 30th 2018 Funabashi Baptist Church Sunday Service
Sermon title："ThePassover Meal"
Today is the first Sunday in October.
On the first Sunday we have the Lord 's Supper.
After the sermon, I will handle the Lord 's Supper (communion service).
Why does the church do the communion? The reason is in the Bible passage of the sermon three times from today.
Lord 's supper is written in Corinthians' Letters Chapter 11, verses 23 - 34.
For I received from the Lord what I also passed on
to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (Corinthians 11: 23-26)
When I handle the communion service I
use this passage of this Bible. This is what Paul says "For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you:" (Mark 14: 22-25).
The meal that Jesus made his disciples
to prepare is "Passover meal" 14:12,16).
Jesus prepared for places to eat "Passover's meal" in advance and is accompanied by a disciple in the place which was prepared in the evening (14:12-16)
What is the "Passover meal" that Jesus
told his disciples to prepare?
It is about meals to do at the "Passover Festival". "Passover Festival" is one of Judea's three major festivals celebrating Israeli peoples’ escape from Egypt.
When the people of Israel were escaped from Egypt by God, the divine force of God who destroyed the firstborn of the Egyptians and the firstborn of the livestock,
It was named after the fact that the "Passover" house of the Israelites (Exodus 12).
In the "Passover Festival" to reproduce this time, sacrificed a lamb in the temple and celebrated the evening with a family with the lamb, unleavened bread (bread without yeast).
At the Passover Festival, the lambs
were killed in the temple, it is meaningful that the lamb was sacrificed in the last meal (last supper) that Jesus had with his disciples.
When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he
“Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29).
Paul also said, "For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. " He related with the Jesus' death on the cross (1Corinthians 5:7).
Like the house to be put the blood of the Lamb on the doorposts and above the doors
was saved, we are saved by the blood of Jesus.