The Lord's Supper-Table

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"... I say to you,

I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on

until that day when I drink it new with you

in My Father’s kingdom "

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"Christ, our Passover,

was sacrificed for us,"

1 Corinthians 5'7.

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When he corrected the Saints at Corinth about their misbehaviour around the Lord's Supper, Paul said: "I speak as to wise men; judge for yourselves what I say,"1 Corinthians 10'15.

These seem unusual words seeing as he had to correct them. But he knew them. And he had spent "a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them," as Luke points out in Acts 18'11.

Sure, he had spoken very straightly but they knew him, and his sincere love for them (2 Corinthians 11'11).

His teaching would have been about how the Old and New Covenants relate and compare. All built on the truth that the saviour who they had received fulfilled the Old Covenant Passover.

And now that same saviour is the Believers' Lamb of God. He is our Passover!

But in this part of his letter Paul is concerned about them keeping the Lord's Supper-Table unacceptably:

"... indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness,

but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth," 1 Corinthians 5'7-8.

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Keeping the Lord's Supper-Table is central to New Covenant Kingdom life. And being familiar with how the Old Covenant Passover foreshadows it deepens its meaning.

The next thing then is to look at the two events as they are given to us in the Bible: Israel's Passover and Our Passover.