There are two small differences in Matthew’s story of the Last Supper. Judas asks, “Is it I, Lord?” Jesus would have been extremely tempted to rescue Judas from what he’d got himself into, and preserve the unity of the group. But that would have destroyed Jesus’ mission. The second differenece is that Jesus looks forward to celebrating in “my Father’s Kingdom”. This means that Holy Communion is a “family meal”. But not an ordinary family meal – it’s the meal for God’s family.
Listen to the sermon preached by Revd Bryce Amner on Sunday 24 September 2017.
The scripture reading is Matthew 26:17-29.
21 min, 09 sec