Jesus, Our Passover Lamb

Jesus, the Passover Lamb

Exodus 6:2-8, Exodus 12:1-14, and Luke 22:14-20   The end is near.  The words our Savior speaks are clear, “I wanted much to eat this Passover with you [, my disciples,] before I suffer.”  “The Son of Man is going to his death according to God’s plan.” The path of death is now before Him.  For […]

Maundy Thursday Sermon

Jesus Instituting His Supper (610x351)

Today, we rarely use the word “mercy” in our everyday speech.  But in the Church, it’s as common as the air we breathe.  We pray in the liturgy: “Lord, have mercy on us.”  When we do that, we echo the blind men who sought physical sight from Jesus in Matthew 9 and Luke 18.  For […]

Maundy Thursday, Matthew 26:26-30

Eucharist Stained Glass

Could Jesus have made it any simpler?  It is Thursday, and Jesus is with His disciples in a borrowed room.  They are there to celebrate the Jewish feast of Passover.  They are there for the yearly remembrance of Israel’s rescue from their slavery in Egypt. They recall that glorious rescue from God.  They remember when […]