A Two-Course Meal to Remember Jesus

In the world of fine dining, the more courses you have, the fancier the dinner. The number can range from as few as five to as many as 21 in the extreme, with each course designed to complement the one that follows. The feast is more about the experience than the food.

That’s how men think; it’s not how God thinks:

  • When God chose a deliverer for Israel, He chose Moses, a humble man who did not consider himself eloquent and who used his brother, Aaron, as a spokesman.
  • When God relented to Israel’s foolish demands for a king, He picked David, the youngest son Jesse, not because of his physical stature but because he had a heart after God.
  • When God sent our King to earth in the form of Man, He did not give Jesus the kind of superficial beauty that appeals to mankind.

Likewise, when God designed a feast to remind us of His Son, He kept it simple – a two-course meal for all time.

The first course is the bread: “This is My body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of Me,” Jesus said in explaining the symbols to His apostles.

The second course is the fruit of the vine: “This cup, which is poured out for you, is the new covenant in My blood,” He added.

The menu never changes because this feast also is about the experience, not the food. “If anyone is hungry, have him eat at home, so that you do not come together for judgment,” Paul told the Corinthians when they turned the Lord’s Supper into a common meal.

Simple but substantive: The Son of God made Himself lower than the angels. He was tempted just like we are yet without sin. He died in anguish on the cross, an innocent man, so we could live through Him. We are here today to remember that sacrifice and gain spiritual strength from this two-course meal.

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