Saturday, July 7, 2018

Who is Jesus? Chapter 9

a Savior has been born; he is the Messiah, the Lord.
The earthly ministry of Jesus is recorded in the four Gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.  You may wonder why there are four gospels.  As we think about it, we are reminded that in the mouth or two or three witnesses there is truth.  Many of the happenings are repeated, but some accounts are not found in the other three gospels. 

Who was the first to proclaim who Jesus was? 
Luke 2: 10-14  shares:  It was an angel appearing to shepherds at the Birth of Jesus.  
And the shepherds were terrified.  But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.  Today in the town of David a Savior has been born; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”
Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”  
As Jesus began his earthly ministry, He approached John who was baptizing in the River Jordan.  John 1:29 Proclaimed:  “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" 
As Jesus began to minister, very often it was in the temple.  The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.    Mark chapter one shares (The evil spirits knew who Jesus was): One day while he was teaching, a man at the synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out,  “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”   “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!”  
The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.  The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.”  
Jesus began to select His disciples and Philip brought to him his friend Nathaniel later named Bartholomew.  John 1:45-50  Jesus told Nathaniel, behold a man in whom is no guile.  I saw you when you were under the fig tree.  At those words Nathaniel declared:  "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the king of Israel." Jesus said, "You believe because I told you I saw you under the fig tree. You will see greater things than that."  
Jesus went about teaching, preaching, healing the sick, and casting out evil spirits.
This was amazing to the people and they brought the sick and troubled persons to Jesus so much so that Jesus had to find a place in the desert or mountain to rest and pray.   
John chapter 2 Records the first miracle at a wedding.  As the celebration lasted into the night, the hosts ran out of wine.  Mary told Jesus, but He was not concerned, however Mary urged the servants to do what ever Jesus asked them to do.  Jesus told the servants to collect the large water pots and fill them with water.  After this was done, He then told them to take a sample to the host of the wedding.  When it was tasted, it was proclaimed, "Why have you saved the best wine until the last."   
The disciples of Jesus were observing all Jesus was doing and they believed on him. 
They became "friends" with Jesus and learned to know Him in a personal way.  Jesus desires that we too come to Him and receive Him as our Personal Savior and Lord.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Who is Jesus? Chapter 8 - Jesus Requests John to Baptize Him

Who is Jesus?  Chapter 8 - Jesus Requests John to Baptize Him

Elizabeth was in her 6th month of pregnancy when Mary, who was then pregnant with Jesus, came for a visit.  Upon hearing the greeting of Mary, the babe (John the Baptist) leaped in the womb of Elizabeth and she and the babe were filled with the Holy Spirit. 
Jewish families are close knit and Mary stayed three months just before Elizabeth gave birth to John.  The child grew and at an early age, would spend time in the desert seeking God as he knew there was a calling on his life.  By revelation he knew his cousin Jesus was a special young man, and that he was to announce the soon to be ministry of Jesus.  Time passed.

Both young men were now 30 years of age, and we find John preaching repentance and baptizing believers in the river Jordan to show they have buried their old life and have risen to a new life.

The people asked John if he was the Messiah, but he denied saying; "I am sent to prepare the way for Him."  John said this about Jesus in Luke chapter 3:16

 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I comes, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire:  

As it happened one day, we read in Mark chapter 1: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.  As it is written in the Prophets:

“Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.”
“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:
‘Prepare the way of the Lord;
Make His paths straight.’ ”

 John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.  Then all the land of Judea, and those from Jerusalem, went out to him and were all baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.

Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.  And he preached, saying, “There comes One after me who is mightier than I, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.  I indeed baptized you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

(John Baptizes Jesus: Notice Jesus is physically in the water, The Holy Spirit descends upon Jesus like as a dove, and the Father's voice declares this is my Beloved Son. God is revealed in 3 personalities, Father, Son and Holy Spirit)

 It came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And immediately, coming up from the water, He saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending upon Him like a dove.  Then a voice came from heaven, “You are My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

Jesus left John and the people departing into a desert place to fast and pray for 40 days.  At the end of the time, Satan came to tempt him, but he quoted scripture and would not yield to Satan.  Then angels came and ministered to Jesus giving him bread and drink.

If you have been tempted - - you are not alone.  The thing is to NOT yield and to come out smelling like freshly baked bread and sweet as cool water.  


Monday, July 2, 2018

Scripture for our series Who is Jesus? Chapter 8

Reading today a portion from Luke chapter 1, which is an important scripture that will be with our next chapter "Who is Jesus?"    (The birth of John the Baptist was a miracle, because both of his parents were old and his mother was barren.  But an angel appeared to the Priest Zacharias telling him the good news, however because Zacharias doubted and said negative words, the angel caused him to be mute and not speak until the child was born.)

Luke 1:5  There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. 
6  And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. 
7  And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. 
8  And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course.
9  According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord.
10  And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. 
11  And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. 
12  And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. 
13  But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 
14  And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 
15  For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. 
16  And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. 
17  And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 
18  And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. 
19  And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to show thee these glad tidings. 
20  And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believed not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. 


Saturday, June 30, 2018

Who is Jesus? chapter 7 Jesus at Twelve Years Old

Who is Jesus? chapter 7 - - Jesus at Twelve Years Old

Have you ever lost something but did not realize it was lost until several days later? 

Once a year there was a huge feast at Jerusalem to celebrate the "Passover." This celebration lasted several days, and many would congregate at the temple listening to the wise teachers recite the scriptures and explain the law. 
You will remember the Passover feast was to remind the Jewish people that the angel of Death had Passed Over their homes upon viewing the blood of the innocent lamb on the sides of the door and over the door post.  Their first born of man and beast were saved, but it was not so in the households of the Egyptians.

As was the custom of Mary and Joseph they took Jesus with them each year to attend this feast in Jerusalem.   Jesus was now twelve years old and soon he would complete the requirements at age thirteen to become a man.  Many relatives, and neighbors had traveled with them to attend this annual celebration.  In those days, each family looked out for the children so when it was time to leave, Mary and Joseph assumed that Jesus was with his cousins and friends as the group left for Nazareth. 

After traveling a day, (probably around 20 miles) and resting for the night, Mary became concerned to find Jesus.   None of the others had seen him, so Mary and Joseph were worried and realized they must return to Jerusalem to seek the young boy.

Early the next morning they traveled back to Jerusalem and at the temple they found Jesus listening and asking questions of the learned teachers.  The scholars were all amazed at the wisdom of this young child and the depth of understanding he seemed to have as he questioned them.

Mary as any mother would be, was upset at Jesus staying behind, and asked him "Why have you caused me and your father to worry so?"   As we have studied, we will remember that Joseph was not the blood father to Jesus, so the answer Jesus gave was not impudence, but in his mind he knew of greater things. 

Luke 2:48-50 And when they saw him, they were amazed; and his mother said unto him, Son, why have you thus dealt with us? Behold, your father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? Don't you know  that it behooves me to be about my Father’s business? And they understood not the word which he spoke unto them.

Jesus was referring to his Father God, because even at this early age, he was aware that there was a destiny on his life.

The scriptures in Luke tell us that Jesus returned with them to Nazareth, and was subject to them, as he grew in wisdom and stature and favor with God and man.  Mary pondered all these things in her heart, for she remembered the visit of the angel and the declaration that many things that would happen would tear her heart in little pieces.

Twelve years old is an age when many young people are making decisions that will affect their entire life.  Jesus was no different that other young boys, and his choice was to learn more about the scriptures of the Old Testament and the prophesies that told of the Messiah.  Even at a young age, Jesus loved God the Father and was willing to obey and do God's will concerning God's plans for his life. 

Each of us must make those decisions that will effect our lives and will be the deciding factor as to where we will spend eternity.  It is a wise person who will ask Jesus to become personal and real to them and grant them peace in their spirit and soul. 
We will continue to follow Jesus as he matures and begins his earthly ministry.


Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Who is Jesus? Chapter 6

Who is Jesus?  Chapter 6

In our previous chapters, we have taken into account where Jesus was in the beginning:  He was in Spirit form with his Father God as they created the heavens and the earth with sound.  (The spoken word.)

We also have viewed the examples given to the Children of Israel who ate manna the bread from heaven and that Jesus said He is the bread from Heaven.  God also gave the children of Israel water from a rock, and Jesus is the Rock of our Salvation, from which we drink the Living Water bringing us eternal life. 

We viewed the Blood Sacrifice that was necessary to take away sin.  The Pass Over Celebration was also brought to our attention as many lambs were slain prior to the Death Angel coming to take the first born of man and beast.  The children of Israel were protected from the Angel of death, as they followed the detailed instructions to sprinkle the blood of the Lamb over their door and on the two side posts.  It is the Blood of Jesus that protects us from the darkness and brings us light. 

We shall now momentarily leave the Old Testament and reflect on the time in history when Jesus came to earth in human form.  Every so often, we may insert Old Testament prophesies regarding Jesus. 

Because of the sin of Adam, all humans inherited the sin factor in their blood.  In God's plan for a "Once in for all Blood sacrifice," it was necessary for the sacrifice NOT to have the blood of Adam.  In order to accomplish this, since the babies blood comes from it's father, God planned for a Virgin birth, conceived as the Holy Spirit breathed life into the womb of Mary the chosen young woman.  This child would have a human mother, but the child's father was God. 

When Joseph the man whom Mary was engaged to, discovered that Mary was with child, he being a righteous man, decided to "put her away privately," but an angel appeared to Joseph telling him this was of God and to protect her.  Joseph and Mary lived in Nazareth, and the Prophets had predicted that the Savior was to be born in Bethlehem.   

In those days Caesar Augustus called for the world to be taxed and every person was to do this in their home town.  This meant that Joseph and the now very pregnant Mary needed to travel to Bethlehem to pay their taxes.   

You can imagine how crowded the city was and the hotels and Inns were full.  A kind Inn keeper told Joseph, there is a place in the stable that is clean and you can use the hay to make yourselves a bed - - and so it was.   

On that night angels appeared in the heavens to some shepherds who were tending their flocks.  The angels sang Glory to God in the Highest and Peace on Earth to men, for a savior is born this night.  Yes, that night Mary gave birth to Jesus and wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger for his bed. 
A Star led the shepherds to the stable where they found Mary, Joseph and the baby.  They bowed to worship the new born son.  
Wise men in the East had been studying the Scriptures and also were star gazers.  They were impressed to follow a new bright star to find the promised Messiah.  As they traveled to Jerusalem, they inquired of the King where they might find the new born King of the Jews.  We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”

(Matthew 2) When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.  

And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,  And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

Then Herod, when he had privately called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.  And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.  When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.  When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

The King covered his jealousy by saying, "When you find the child come back and tell me so I also can worship him."  The King had murder on his mind not worship.   

The Wise men found Jesus and gave to him precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.  As they prepared to leave, an angel warned them to not return to Jerusalem, but to travel by another way to their own country. 

As time passed, and the Wise men did not return, the King was very angry and made a declaration that all the male babies, two years and younger were to be killed.

Joseph was warned by an angel to take Mary and the young child and flee to Egypt staying there until it was safe to return to Israel.

When the wicked king died, Joseph was again told by an angel that they could depart from Egypt and return home and raise the young child in the city of Nazareth.
The Bible tells us nothing about the early childhood of Jesus, but we shall look on him at age 12 in the next chapter.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Who Is Jesus? Chapter 5


Who Is Jesus?  Chapter 5  - - Water from a Rock  (That Rock is Christ)

 The children of Israel were fed bread from heaven every morning, And we considered in the New Testament that Jesus said, "I am the bread from Heaven, and I am the bread of Life."  Now we turn to look at a need for water to quench thirst.
As the Children of Israel traveled to an area where there was no water; They complained with loud murmuring to Moses.  Both they and their herds were thirsty and they let Moses know it.  Moses cried onto God saying, "What shall I do, these people are ready to stone me?"  God gave Moses instructions to strike the rock at Horeb with his rod, and water gushed out like a river.
Exodus 17:6 "Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.triking RocksMiracles, Nature OfProvision From Rocks
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The prophet Nehemiah 9:15,20  reminds us of what God did for them in the wilderness. 

You provided bread from heaven for them for their hunger, You brought forth water from a rock for them for their thirst, And You told them to enter in order to possess The land which You swore to give them.  You gave Your good Spirit to instruct them,
Your Manna you did not withhold from their mouth, And You gave them water for their thirst.
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We now are to be aware that this recount of the Children of Israel receiving water from a rock is also a picture of Christ Jesus.

 Jesus spoke of Himself as being the Living Water to quench our thirsty spirits.

John 4:14 But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

John 7:38-39 Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, "Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." By this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive. Up to that time the Spirit had not been given, since Jesus had not yet been glorified.

Paul and Peter are reminding us that Jesus is the rock that we can trust to build our life on as a solid foundation. 

1 Corinthians 10:4  ginSpiritual FoodTypes Of Christ
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Let us think about this fact;  when we invite Jesus to enter into our life,  He will give us Living Water that brings joy and peace.  This water is the Water of Life that also brings us eternal life in our spirit and causes us to be accepted by God our Father.
Allow Jesus to be real to you in your heart, and tell Him, "Lord, I believe, evermore give me this Living Water of Life."

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Who Is Jesus? Chapter 4


                   Who Is Jesus?  Chapter 4

Much of the Old Testament stories were pictures of Christ.  Prior to Moses coming to deliver the Children of Israel from Egypt, he saw a bush that was burning but it did not burn up completely.  As Moses drew closer a voice said, "Take off your shoes for you are standing on holy ground."  Moses was intrigued, and asked who are you and what do you want from me?  The voice told him he was to set the people free and take them to the promised land. 
Moses asked, who shall I say is sending me?  What is your name?  God spoke to Moses and said, "I AM THAT I AM.”  And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name LORD I was not known to them. 

In the New Testament John's gospel, there are seven (7) times Jesus refers himself as "I AM." 
1   1. I AM The Bread Of Life. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. He who comes                                to me shall never  hunger spiritually.

      2.  I AM the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but shall                          have the light of life” (John 8:12).

      3.  I AM The Door. I am the door; whoever enters through me will be saved.

      4. I AM The Good Shepherd. The shepherd gives his life for his sheep.

      5. I AM the Resurrection and the Life.  Jesus offers us eternal life that begins when we                             invite Him into our life.

      6. I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life.  In John 6:44, He says, “No one can come to Me                        unless the Father who sent Me draws him.” This is how we come to God. The                               Holy Spirit will use an incident in your life to speak to you.

  7.  I AM the True Vine and you are the branches to bare fruit.


  As the Children of Israel traveled in the desert towards the promised land, God gave  them bread from heaven every morning.  The people called it Manna.  Upon rising, they were to find small kernels that fell with the dew.  The taste was like wafers and honey.  It could be ground to make bread and prepared other ways as their main diet.  There was NO manna on the Sabbath, so the day prior they were to gather twice as much.

Jesus referred to Himself as the bread from Heaven.  

John 6:  Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world…. This is the bread that came down from heaven. 

I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live forever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. 


Monday, June 11, 2018

Who is Jesus Chapter 3

Who is Jesus Chapter 3


Today, we will back up a bit and take another look at the Children of Israel while they were captives in Egypt. 

Moses was sent by God to set them free, but the Pharaoh would not let the people go, because they were valuable slaves working hard for him.  Moses warned Pharaoh that if he did not allow the people to go; terrible things would happen. 
Pharaoh was not impressed, and paid no attention to Moses, so in tandem there occurred ten plagues: The children of Israel who dwelled in the land of Goshen, were not effected and were kept safe:  (The plagues are listed for background - - the last one is the clinker.)
Each time a plague came, Pharaoh said okay, I will let the people go, but when the plague went away, he changed his mind and said, "NO - they stay here."
1. Water was turned into blood - Exodus 7:19 And the Lord spoke unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take your rod, and stretch out your hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
2. FROGS everywhere: Exodus 8:3 And the river shall bring forth frogs abundantly, which shall go up and come into your house, and into thy bedchamber, and upon thy bed, and into the house of thy servants, and upon thy people, and into your ovens, and into thy kneading troughs:
3. Lice:  Exodus 8:16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out your rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
4. Flies: Exodus 8:21 Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies upon thee, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people, and into thy houses: and the houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground whereon they are.
5.  Livestock diseased: Exodus 9:3 Behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.
6.  Boils on man and beast: Exodus 9:8, 9 And the Lord said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh. And it shall become small dust in all the land of Egypt, and shall be a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast, throughout all the land of Egypt.

7. Thunder and Hail: Exodus 9:18 The seventh plague brought torrential rains, thunder, and hail that killed people, animals, and crops. Despite the fact that Pharaoh admitted his sin, once the storm calmed he again refused freedom to the Hebrews.

8. Locust:  If Pharaoh thought frogs and lice were bad, the locusts of the eighth plague would prove to be the most devastating. These insects ate every green plant they could find. Afterwards, Pharaoh admitted to Moses that he had sinned - -

9. Darkness: Three days of complete darkness stretched over the lands of Egypt—not those of the Hebrews, who enjoyed light by day—in the ninth plague. It was so dark that the Egyptians could not see each other.  After this plague, the Pharaoh attempted to negotiate the freedom of the Hebrews. His bargain that they could leave if their flocks were left behind was not accepted.

The tenth and most terrible plague was now coming:  The Angel of Death was being charged to visit that night and slay all the first born son's in the homes of the Un-Protected. 

10.  Death Angel visits:  Exodus 11:4, 5  And Moses said, Thus says the LORD, About midnight will I go out into the midst of Egypt:  And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the first born of Pharaoh that sits upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

God gave Moses detailed instructions for the Children of Israel; How to be protected and it involved a lasting ceremony that is still celebrated today:  "The Passover Feast."

The children of Israel had been in Egypt for 430 years, so you will realize they were now a large crowd of six hundred thousand men, (600,000) not counting children (or women.)  Each household was approximately 12 to 15 persons.  (A LOT of lambs were needed for this happening.)

They were being instructed to select a perfect lamb for each household and to prepare a meal where they were to eat the roasted lamb, and burn anything left over.  They were to be packed up and ready to leave in the morning.

They were to kill the lamb and collect the blood in a clean basin.  To protect each dwelling from the angel of death, they were to use hyssop and dip it into the blood and sprinkle the blood on each door post and on the lentil (top) of the door.  This was important, because when the "Death Angel passed by that night, and saw the blood on the doors, the angel would PASS OVER those homes and not slay the first born male child.

The blood was a picture of Christ Jesus' shed blood that is available to save us from our sins.  Today when we partake of "communion" as Jesus asked us; we remember his broken body and shed blood.

Luke 22:19, 20  And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.

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