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Easter Communion

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Sunday: They praised him at the triumphal entry
They praised him
Monday: He cleansed the temple
He cleansed the temple
Tuesday: He cursed the fig tree
He
Wednesday: He taught and wept over Jerusalem.
Thursday: He washed his disciples feet and celebrated Passover: the reminder of the Exodus: . God had delivered his people by slaughtering a lamb, and he would do so again. Jesus took the bread and the wine and instituted a new passover meal.
Thursday
He washed his disciples feet and celebrated the reminder of the Exodus: Passover. God had delivered his people by slaughtering a lamb, and he would do so again.
The bread, once the bread of haste and bitter labor now reminds us of the broken body of Jesus.
Serve
The cup of wine, once a cup of blessing, now even more so reminds us of the blood of the lamb of God spilled in sacrifice. Blood which must be applied by faith to the heart even as the blood of that first passover lamb was spread upon the doorposts and the lintel in order to keep the destroying angel away. Those who know Jesus as savior are protected from death by his death.
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After the meal, late into Thursday evening, he led his disciples into the garden where after prayer he was arrested and falsely tried.
Friday: Illegal trials and swaying public opinion brought Jesus to the Cross where he died.
Joseph from Arimathea took him down and buried the Lord Jesus Christ in Joseph’s own unused tomb. As Friday finished and evening came on he lay in the grave on day one.
Joseph from Arimathea took him down and buried the Lord Jesus Christ in Joseph’s own unused tomb. As Friday finished and evening came on he lay in the grave on day one.
On Saturday - the Sabbath - the day of Rest, all day the Lord remained in the tomb on a sabbath of his own. That was day two.
Day three dawned on Sunday. The women left for the tomb early because they wanted to finish preparing Jesus’ body.
<Women begin proclaiming: “Christ is Risen!”>
He is Risen Indeed!
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