by John Barnett

The Last Supper Passover
John Barnett

Humming as we enter "Were you there" . . .

Leader: Lighting these candles is our invitation for God the Spirit to illumine our minds. May we see Christ in all His Glory and Beauty through the Scriptures. As one lady from each table stands to light the candles, I invite all of the ladies to read the following prayer: "We Bless You, O Lord God Almighty, Ruler of the universe. You sanctify us by Your Word. In Your Holy Name we light the Passover lights."

Leader: As light for this night remembering our redemption is kindled by the hand of women, we remember that Christ our Redeemer, the Light of the World, came into the world as the promised seed of a woman. (Genesis 3:15) In a candle lit room nearly two thousand years ago the Last Passover Lord’s Supper was celebrated as we do tonight. "Now on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying 'Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?' And He said, 'Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, "The teacher says, 'My time is at hand; I am to keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.' " ' And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover. When evening had come, Christ sat down with the twelve." (Matt. 26:17–20) With this first cup, the Kiddush (consecration) and a prayer of thanksgiving is where Luke starts (22:17) "Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this and divide it among yourselves". They were following the instructions from Scripture: "Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance. It is a Passover sacrifice to the Lord who passed over the houses of the sons of Israel in Egypt when He smote the Egyptians, but spared our homes" (Ex.12:14,27)

The first cup is the Cup of CONSECRATION. Holding the cup recite with me the follo ...

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