This teaching explores how, when Jesus broke bread and drank wine with the Apostles at the Last Supper, this actually involved two separate parts of the blood covenant. The penalty for breaking a blood covenant was death, so in Matthew and Mark Jesus said his blood was “poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins” because it was through Christ’s blood—his death—that sin was paid for. The Gospel of Luke then takes the shedding of blood to ratify a new covenant, and Jesus’s sacrifice was the blood sacrifice that ratified the New Covenant. So both the penalty for breaking the Old Covenant and the shed blood required to ratify the New Covenant were included at the Last Supper.
Verses: Gen. 15:7-12, 17-21; Lev. 4:1-3, 13, 22, 27, 31; Jer. 31:31-34; 34:8-11, 17-20; Matt. 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:17-20; Jude 1:12; 1 Cor. 11:17-22, 30; 2 Cor. 5:21
Teacher: John Schoenheit
This teaching concludes with communion. If you would like to participate, have bread and wine or juice available.
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