Summary: We humans often have a hard time remembering things. Maybe your memory has gotten so bad that you figure that within a few years you’ll be able to hide your own Easter eggs.

Do This In Remembrance.

Luke 22:7-13NLT

A man was working in his backyard one day, when his neighbor began talking to him over the fence. He said, "Yeah, my wife and I went to one of those seminars yesterday, you know, where they teach you ways to improve your memory and such.”

His neighbor commented, "Really. Who was the speaker?”

The man answered, "Ah, ah, what's the name of that flower that smells so good and has thorns?” "You mean a rose?” "Yeah, that's it." He called over his shoulder, "Rose, what was the name of that speaker we heard yesterday?"

We humans often have a hard time remembering things. Maybe your memory has gotten so bad that you figure that within a few years you’ll be able to hide your own Easter eggs.

The Lord knows how short our memories are, so throughout the Bible we find Him reminding us of things again and again, and even doing things to help us remember. We have memorial offerings, writings, and tassels. There are rainbows, books, and stacked stones. Jesus used parables and items around Him in those parables, to help people remember what He taught; however, through the entire Bible there is no reminder more important or significant than the one He established the night before His crucifixion.

It is Communion, the Lord's Supper, our Memorial Meal. In Luke 22, verse 19, of the passage we’re about to read, Jesus said, "Do this in remembrance of Me."

The entire meal is a reminder of Him, and the two elements of the meal remind us of two important things about Him.

His body.

His blood.

The Passover was the most important festival on the Jewish calendar and was of crucial value to their nation. We must remember that the entire nation of Israel was being held as slaves in Egypt for over 400 years.

Passover was ordained by God hundreds of years prior to the life of Jesus.

As a devout Jew, Jesus observed Passover with His disciples each year in Jerusalem. On the night before He was crucified, He sent some of His disciples to make preparations for the Passover feast.

Jesus and His disciples followed the same rituals of hand-washing, ceremonial cups of wine, and unleavened bread, this symbolized each part of the historical fact of God’s deliverance and the mass exodus of Israel from Egypt.

* However, Jesus was about to make Passover— personal for every being. He proclaims His body and His blood represent an internal spiritual shift from works related salvation, to faith based salvation.

This I’m sure of—If Jesus is confessed and believed upon, salvation is always the result.

Luke 22: 7-13NLT Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread arrived, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed. 8 Jesus sent Peter and John ahead and said, “Go and prepare the Passover meal, so we can eat it together.” 9 “Where do you want us to prepare it?” they asked him. 10 He replied, “As soon as you enter Jerusalem, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him. At the house he enters, 11 say to the owner, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room where I can eat the Passover meal with my disciples?’ 12 He will take you upstairs to a large room that is already set up. That is where you should prepare our meal.” 13 They went off to the city and found everything just as Jesus had said, and they prepared the Passover meal there.

What does Passover mean to you? Passover is fellowship with God. Passover, reminds us of our deliverance. Psalm 40, speaks of how God delivers from horrible-slimy-pits.

Passover gives believers reason to celebrate. When you partake of the, bread and juice, you remember.

Jesus states, “Do This In Remembrance of Me.”

We are to remember the blood applied to every Hebrew house, how God brought destruction upon every Egyptian home; however, the same Lord eyed the spotless lambs blood applied to every Hebrews door, and He passed over them!

Here’s complete truth: When He sees the blood, He passes…He blesses, He delivers, and He remembers.

Did the Hebrews deserve this mighty passover? By all means, no. However, God raised up a deliverer named Moses. In return, God kept His covenant through Abram.

Genesis 12:1-4aNIV The Lord had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”4a So Abram went, as the Lord had told him;

Abrahams covenant was very similar to yours, it was solely based upon faith.

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