The ceremony has evolved from its origins as a simple Passover meal between Jesus and his disciples into a service that involves rituals, readings, prayers, and blessings. This article will take you through some of the basic elements of the ceremony: what are known as the four Cs.
The first thing Jesus said was a statement of gratitude.
The first thing Jesus said was a statement of gratitude. The second thing Jesus said was that He would be betrayed by one of His apostles, Peter. He warned them that they would all be scattered from Jerusalem, and if any man followed Him, he should renounce his family and possessions.
The disciples were told by Jesus they were going to be separated.
Jesus foretold that the disciples would be scattered. In today’s lesson, we will see how Jesus did this. They would all be scattered around with no one left standing up for them and taking care of them anymore because they were going to leave their homes behind to spread His message around the world (Matthew 26:31).
Jesus spoke of His betrayal.
Judas was the disciple who betrayed Jesus with a kiss, revealing His location to the authorities. After this, though the disciples did not understand what was happening, they asked that Jesus explain it further (Matthew 26:17). Judas later returned with soldiers who arrested Jesus before he could escape (John 18:5-6).
He told His disciples that He would Die.
When the last supper began and Jesus gave instructions on how it should be observed by those present until He returns (1 Corinthians 11:23-26), He also spoke about His betrayal by Judas and what would happen after His death for us today as followers of Christ—the cross took place on Good Friday at 3 p.m. when it became dark outside until 5 p.m., which is when twilight ends in Israel today; Sunday morning we celebrate Easter because Christ rose from death; we have been baptized into Christ’s death so that we might share in his resurrection life now; our sins have been forgiven through forgiveness in baptism; and finally when Christ returns someday soon everyone will be judged based on their deeds done while on earth before being rewarded accordingly either with eternal life or with punishment eternally separated from God forever
He spoke of Peter’s denial.
Jesus told the disciples that he knew that one of them would betray him. He told them that it would be Peter, who had promised not to deny Jesus. But Peter did deny Jesus three times when he was arrested and taken before the Sanhedrin and Caiaphas the high priest. The other disciples fled and left John behind for fear of being arrested with Jesus as well, who was later also arrested after his ministry began in Galilee.
Peter denied knowing Jesus three times when soldiers came to arrest him at Gethsemane where they were hiding out after their flight from Jerusalem earlier that night (Matthew 26:69-75). He then went back home where he found out while watching people search for him on television or some other modern form of communication that there was a reward offered for anyone who could give information leading them to arrest Peter once again (John 18:15-18). After being tracked down by several soldiers sent by Judas Iscariot, Simon Peter ran away once again but this time ended up right back where they started; at Gethsemane about 100 meters away from where they originally met each other earlier in the evening before going into hiding together (John 18:3).
He encouraged the disciples by saying that they would see Him again.
The disciples were getting ready to see Jesus die. It was a very difficult time for them, because they had followed him and believed in him all their lives, and now he was leaving them. That must have been hard on the disciples!
Jesus knew this would be hard on them, so he told them that they would still be able to see Him when He returned. This is very important because it means that Christianity is not based on a dying man who died for our sins but rather on someone who will be alive again someday soon (if you believe).
This has been written about in several places in the Bible. The apostle Paul says: “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins.” (1 Corinthians 15:17) And John writes: “And I saw heaven opened; and behold, a white horse [and] He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True…” (Revelation 19:11)
Jesus’ words at the Last Supper were encouraging.
As you probably know, Jesus was facing death. He knew that Judas would betray him and that Peter would deny Him three times. But even though He knew these things, Jesus was still encouraging and comforting his followers in these words: “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. And whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” (John 14:1-3).
Jesus is the ultimate example of love—even to the point of death!
In this blog post, we discussed the Last Supper and what exactly happened. We looked at how it was depicted in art throughout history as well as its significance for Christians today.