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Matthew 26:26 Lord’s Supper

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Lord’s Supper

This discusses the first Lord’s supper. The bread and the cup which were used during the Lord’s Supper.

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Matthew 26:26-35

26. “John was the only gospel writer who recorded Judas’s departure from the meal (John 13:30). Apparently Judas’s presence at the Lord’s Supper was not an important detail to Matthew. He wanted to focus our attention on the Supper.” [Max Anders and Stuart K. Weber (2012). HNTC Vol. 01: Matthew. B&H Publishing Group. Retrieved from https://read.lifeway.com]

Jesus “took two elements from the Passover feast, the unleavened bread and the cup, and He used these to picture His own death.” (Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. [Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004], 96)

“Jesus now invests the bread with new meaning. It foreshadows his body figuratively broken and killed in his upcoming death.” (Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. [Nashville: Broadman Press], 390)

27. “As they all drink (the ‘all’ refers to all the disciples, not to all of the wine!). he proclaims that the cup stands for his blood about to be shed in his death on the cross.” (Blomberg, 391)

“The text does not indicate that anything special or mysterious happened to these two elements.” (Wiersbe, 96)

Forgiveness

28. “The forgiveness of sins, ‘for many,’ that is, for all who accept Jesus, echoes Isaiah 53:4, 10,12.” (Blomberg, 391)

29. “The Passover, which had looked forward for centuries to His coming, will also during the Millenium look back to His coming.” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 140)

30. This verse “rounds off this section by describing the departure of Jesus and the eleven from the upper room, the house, and the city of Jerusalem.” (Blomberg, 392)

Offended

31. “This announcement was probably made as the band of men made their way to the garden. We usually point to Peter as the one who failed the Lord, but all of the disciples were involved.” (Wiersbe, 96)

“This is a quotation from Zechariah’s prophecy (see Zechariah 13:7).” (McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. [Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983], 140)

32. “Jesus reassured them that He would go ahead of them into Galilee, where they would again regroup after being scatted and once again be with Jesus.” (The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, [Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014], 1508)

33. “Peter’s answer suggested that he did not trust the other disciples either but that the Lord could sure depend upon him! Peter’s problem was that he didn’t know himself, and that is the problem many of us have today.” (McGee, 140)

34. “Instead of reassuring Peter, the Lord gave him a personal warning: He would deny Christ three times! Peter thought he was better than the other men, and Jesus told him he would be even more cowardly than the others.” (Wiersbe, 96)

35. “Peter’s response was to deny Christ’s word even more fervently, and the other disciples joined in this protest. Had Peter listened to the word and obeyed it, he would not have denied his Lord three times.” (Wiersbe, 97)

References

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
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New American Standard Bible (NASB)
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New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

In this article Scripture quotations taken from KJV.

Blomberg, Craig L., The New American Commentary, Volume 22, Matthew. Nashville: Broadman Press
McGee, J. Vernon, Thru the Bible: Volume IV. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1983
The Moody Bible Commentary, The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, Moody Publishers, Chicago, IL, 2014
Robertson, A. T., A Harmony of the Gospels. New York, HarperCollins Publishers
Wiersbe, Warren W, The Bible Exposition Commentary New Testament Volume 1 Matthew-Galatians. Colorado Springs: David C Cook, 2004

 

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