In the daytime, during the final week before His death on the cross, Jesus taught in the Temple at Jerusalem; however, at night he went out of the city to Bethany on the Eastern slope of Mount Olivet; the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus. (Luke 21:37-38)
When the day of Unleavened Bread came, Jesus dispatched Peter and John into the city to prepare the Passover, which consisted of: a male lamb (a year old without blemish), unleavened bread, bitter herbs, and the fruit of the vine. “When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him. Then He said to them, ‘With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22: 15-16) Jesus would soon suffer the crucifixion and before the next Passover, the kingdom, which is the church, would be established. The Lord’s Table is in His kingdom. (Luke 22:30)
Judas left the upper room after the Lord exposed him as the betrayer, and afterwards, in the presence of the remaining eleven apostles, Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper. (Luke 22:19-20) Paul’s account states: “…the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, ‘Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, ‘This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye,
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