Monday | 29 August
Out texts this morning concerned the covenant between God and man. As we celebrate the Lord’s Supper, we remember the new covenant, make with the blood of Christ.
As you reflect on the table, what is the most meaningful part? How do you prepare? How would you instruct someone new in the faith to prepare?
Tuesday | 30 August
The text in Exodus got our attention focused on the celebration of the feasts in the Jewish year, feasts given to the Jews as ordinances by the Lord with instructions – detailed instructions – on how to celebrate them. The Lord reminded Moses to observe the feasts and to observe the sabbath as part of this dialogue on the covenant.
In the new covenant, we are only required to observe the sabbath and celebrate the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance.
The Feast of Unleavened bread was a remembrance to the Jews of Passover. It called to mind the specific actions of the Lord on behalf of His people for His glory.
What does the Lord’s Table bring into remembrance for the Chruch? For you, specifically?
Wednesday | 31 August
Missing from the text in Exodus was the Day of Atonement.
This is the passage directing The Day of Atonement:
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Now on the tenth day of this seventh month is the Day of Atonement. It shall be for you a time of holy convocation, and you shall afflict yourselves and present a food offering to the LORD. And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. For whoever is not afflicted on that very day shall be cut off from his people. And whoever does any work on that very day, that person I will destroy from among his people. You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places. It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath.” (Leviticus 23:26-32 ESV)
In the middle of this feast day was the sacrifice made by the High Priest for the sin of the people.
How does the Lord’s Supper connect to this type pointing to Christ as our High Priest?