Summary: Cameo sermon used at the start of a reflective evening on the last supper!
Jesus: The Bread of Life, The True Vine!
The book of Exodus tells us that the people of Israel were to commemorate the festival of unleavened bread. We find that in the New Testament Jesus is with his disciples celebrating this festival, eating bread – discussing Jesus immediate future – and strangely his shed blood!
The Exodus account!
17 “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because it was on this very day that I brought your divisions out of Egypt. Celebrate this day as a lasting ordinance for the generations to come. 18 In the first month you are to eat bread made without yeast, from the evening of the fourteenth day until the evening of the twenty-first day. 19 For seven days no yeast is to be found in your houses. And anyone, whether foreigner or native-born, who eats anything with yeast in it must be cut off from the community of Israel. 20 Eat nothing made with yeast. Wherever you live, you must eat unleavened bread.”
21 Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go at once and select the animals for your families and slaughter the Passover lamb. 22 Take a bunch of hyssop, dip it into the blood in the basin and put some of the blood on the top and on both sides of the doorframe. None of you shall go out of the door of your house until morning. 23 When the LORD goes through the land to strike down the Egyptians, he will see the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe and will pass over that doorway, and he will not permit the destroyer to enter your houses and strike you down.
We find that in the New Testament Jesus is with his disciples celebrating this festival, eating bread – discussing Jesus immediate future – and strangely his shed blood!
Clip from the Matthew DVD!
Jesus knew what the week would bring, he knew what his immediate future would be.
Jesus is the “Bread of Life” and Jesus is the “True Vine”.