When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
The Teacher not only teaches His students the wisdom of God. In a few hours He will give up His body for them on the cross. Now He purposefully provides a perpetual memorial of that sacrifice.
And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me."
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”Everything the Teacher does is for His students. That’s why we remember Him.
In the bread and fruit of the vine, students of Jesus remember what He did for us. But we know He is not gone from us. He is present every time we take these emblems of His body and blood.
He is the Teacher who was dead and is alive.
Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.