Good Friday

It was the night of the Passover dinner. Matthew 26:26-28 places us at the table with Jesus and his disciples.  

Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.”  And he took a cup (wine), and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you,  for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.  

Jesus was telling them He was the Lamb that would be sacrificed, once for all, the guarantor of a new covenant to bring eternal redemption to those who would believe in Him.