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Scripture Reading: Matthew 26:26-30

The Body and Blood of Jesus

 

Intro.

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).

 

Conclusion

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