26 Aug Luke 22:19-20

19 He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.

Jesus announced a new covenant to the disciples. God had made a way through the annual Passover for the forgiveness of sins with the sacrifice of the lamb. Jesus was to become the lamb, once and for all. No more sacrifices. Jesus was about to become the final sacrifice bringing us forgiveness for our sins, and the way for people to be near God once again. I bet you have seen us celebrate communion at Sunday School and church. And it is exactly that – a celebration of the sacrifice Jesus made for us!