In today’s passage, we examine the Jewish roots of the Passover meal, discuss why this is called the Last Supper, and see the meaning behind the First Supper, also known as Communion or the Eucharist. Jesus ended a 1500-year old tradition and instituted a new covenant that has lasted for 2000 years and will continue until Jesus returns. During this dinner with his disciples, Jesus drops several surprises on his crew. We also partake of communion at the end.
As we read this passage, we are introduced to two friends. One is a friend of Jesus for what he can get from Jesus. The other is a friend of Jesus for who Jesus is. She responds in worship and devotion.