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The Passover Meal and Communion

Part 2 Communion and the Last Supper:

How did Jesus introduce the concept of Communion?

In part 1 we looked at how Jesus introduced the Communion by having a Passover Meal, and we looked briefly at how the Passover Meal has now become the Seder Meal.

Firstly, who was there at this Passover meal?

Talking about who would betray Him Jesus said: “It is one of the Twelve” [1]

This implies that there were more people present than just the twelve disciples.
There were probably women there and possibly children.
After all, the Jewish Passover does include children in the ceremony.

The Passover Meal is a picture of freedom:

The freedom of lying on a beach

Freedom!

“When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table.” [2]

The Passover meal celebrates being redeemed out of Egypt.
Egypt is a Biblical symbol of being ensnared by this world.
So Jesus would certainly have seen this meal as celebrating spiritual freedom.

“For God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” [3]

Continued:
Part 2: The symbolism of the Passover Seder Meal

Here is the complete series:

References:
[1] Mark 14:20
[2] Luke 22:14
[3] Colossians 1:13

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