This is my body (Mark 14)

And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”

Jesus initiated the New Covenant in His blood. He gave His disciples his body to eat. Except, it was just bread and wine. When Jesus was talking about these elements, He wasn’t saying that the bread was or would become his physical body, He wasn’t somehow transforming the wine into His actual blood, it is a symbol. Just as baptism is symbolic of death, burial, and resurrection, so too, the Lord’s Supper is a symbol of the New Covenant of Jeremiah 31. It’s through His death we have life, it’s about believing in Jesus’ sacrifice, not about what you eat or drink…

About John Harris

I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.
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