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Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:26-30

The Body and Blood of Jesus



1.  The utter humility and submission of Jesus are witnessed by His incarnation, His submissive service, and finally, His death on the cross, Phil. 2:5-8 (John 1:14).

2.  The Lordís Supper is a weekly reminder of and fellowship with His death (body and blood), 1 Cor. 11:24-25; 10:16.

3.  Enrich our understanding, appreciation, and memory of His body and blood.


I.  THE BODY OF CHRIST (Matt. 26:26).

  A.  Jesus Suffered in the Flesh, 1 Pet. 3:18; 4:1 (2:21, for us).

    1.  In the garden (anguish of spirit), Luke 22:42-44.

    2.  Mocked and beaten, Luke 22:63-65; 23:10-11.

    3.  Scourged (Luke 18:33), Matt. 27:26.

    4.  Crucified, Luke 23:33; 1 Pet. 2:24 (bore our sins in His body).

    5.  Necessary that He suffer, Luke 24:26, 46 (Acts 17:3).

  B.  Jesus Sacrificed His Body (John 10:18), Heb. 2:9-10.

    1.  To put away sin (remedy for sin), Heb. 9:26.

    2.  Offering of the body of Christ by death, Heb. 10:5-7, 9-10.

    3.  Offered Himself to God to cleanse us, Heb. 7:27 (9:14).

    4.  Accepted by God, Isa. 53:10-12.

  C.  Jesusí Body was Raised for Our Salvation, Rom. 5:9-10.

    1.  Raised because of our justification, Rom. 4:25.

    2.  Our hope is in a raised Jesus, not a dead body, 1 Cor. 15:19-20.


    -BODY OF CHRIST: SufferedÖSacrificedÖour Salvation.


II.  THE BLOOD OF CHRIST (Matt. 26:28).

  A.  Life is in the Blood, Lev. 17:11.

    1.  Blood atones because of the life it sustains, Lev. 17:14.

    2.  Shed blood = Give life; Remembering Christís blood is remembering the life He gave; cf. proof of death, John 19:33-34.

  B.  Christís Blood Dedicated the New Covenant, Matt. 26:28.

    1.  Remission of sins under the new covenant inaugurated by the blood (death) of Jesus, Heb. 9:15-22.

    2.  His blood (death) appeases divine wrath, Rom. 3:25.

    3.  His blood (death) justifies sinners, Rom. 5:9.

    4.  Brought near to God by His blood (death), Eph. 2:13 (16).


    -BLOOD OF CHRIST: Lifeblood that dedicated new covenant by which we have remission of sins.


III.  THE DEATH OF CHRIST (1 Cor. 15:3).

  A.  Godís Love, Rom. 5:6-9.

  B.  Christís Obedience, Phil. 2:8.

  C.  Our Salvation, Rom. 6:3; Acts 22:16 (1 Pet. 3:21).



1.  When we remember the death of Jesus we must remember what it accomplished:

  a.  Redemption, Eph. 1:7.

  b.  Reconciliation, 2 Cor. 5:18-19.

  c.  Salvation, Rom. 5:9.

  d.  Justification, Rom. 5:9.

  e.  Sanctification, Heb. 10:14.

2.  Thanks be to God who gives us victory over sin and death in Christís death and resurrection, 1 Cor. 15:57.

3.  We see Jesus, His suffering and exaltation, Heb. 2:9-10.



By: Joe R. Price

Posted April 4, 2022