Week of September 24 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: Luke 22:19

19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Reflect: As Jesus passed the bread, to what did He compare it?

Consider: The “bread” represents the “body of Jesus” in the sense that it represents Jesus. The bread thus represents, using Johannine terminology, the “Word [which] became flesh,” not the “flesh” alone but the person who tabernacled in flesh (John 1:14).[1]

Respond: What does it mean to you personally that Jesus allowed his body to be broken on your behalf? In what ways can you present yourself now as a “living sacrifice”? (See Romans 12:1-2)

 

[1] Robert H. Stein, Luke, vol. 24, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1992), 542.