For centuries the Passover meal had been a look back to God’s covenant loyalty to Israel. By a mighty arm He had delivered them from oppression and bondage in Egypt, and carried them safely to the land He had promised. But on the Passover just preceding the Cross, Jesus changed this meal forever, for those who would now look to Him as the true deliverer. Using the simple elements of bread and wine, Jesus instituted what has come to be known as the Lord’s Supper. This simple yet highly significant meal has been celebrated since that night wherever the Gospel has spread around the world. In this meal we are reminded that the Incarnation was for the purpose of rescuing a people from their sins, while the cup reminds us that only the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ could accomplish that rescue. Today we take the Lord’s Supper together, reminding ourselves that we are the church solely because of the person and work of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.