Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Apr 13, 2017
In preparation for the Cross, Jesus’ institution of the new memorial consisted of three primary elements: 1) The Directive (vv. 26a, 27), 2) The Doctrine (vv. 26b, 28), and 3) The Duration (v 29).
While we were meeting Sunday, two bombings occurred during Palm Sunday services in Coptic churches in Egypt. The blasts killed 47 and injured about 100 others. As the The New York Times notes, “the attacks constituted one of the deadliest days of violence against Christians in Egypt in decades.”