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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