The Last Supper was a significant event in the life of Jesus Christ. It was the final meal that Jesus shared with his disciples before his arrest and crucifixion.
During this meal, Jesus spoke to his disciples about many important things, including his impending death and resurrection. In this article, we will explore what Jesus said to his disciples at the Last Supper.
At the Last Supper, Jesus told his disciples that one of them would betray him. He said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.” (Mark 14:18) This statement shocked the disciples and caused them to become anxious and afraid.
The Bread and Wine
During the meal, Jesus took bread and gave thanks. He broke it and gave it to his disciples saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
(Mark 14:22) He then took a cup filled with wine and gave thanks. He gave it to his disciples saying, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many.” (Mark 14:24)
These words have become known as the institution of the Lord’s Supper or Communion. Christians around the world still celebrate this tradition today.
Love One Another
After Judas had left to betray him, Jesus spoke to his remaining disciples about love. He said, “A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34) This statement emphasizes the importance of love in our lives as Christians.
The Coming Persecution
Jesus also warned his disciples about the persecution they would face after he was gone. He said, “If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.”
(John 15:20) This statement was a reminder to the disciples that following Jesus would not be an easy path. It is a reminder to us today that we may face persecution for our faith.
The Promise of the Holy Spirit
Finally, Jesus promised his disciples that he would send them a helper after he was gone. He said, “But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.” (John 14:26) This promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples.
In conclusion, at the Last Supper, Jesus spoke to his disciples about many important things. He warned them about betrayal and persecution, emphasized love and promised them the Holy Spirit.
The bread and wine that he shared with them became symbols of his body and blood for Christians around the world. It is a reminder to us today of his sacrifice for our sins and ultimate victory over death.