Who is it?   Luke 22:7 – 23    Lord’s Supper

Luke 22:7-23 “Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.  So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.”  They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?”  He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’   And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.”  And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.”    And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.  For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”  And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves.  For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”   And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.   For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!”  And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.”   ESV

  1. God knows what is needed BEFORE you know
    1. God knows who He needs to be and where they need to be and what time they need to be there and what they need to be carrying and where they need to be going to serve Him and His purposes.
    2. “For such a time as this”
  2. God may never be early, but He is never late
    1. When the Hour came, He reclined at the table
  3. God desires to spend time with His people
    1. “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 
  4. God knows the truth of our hearts
    1. No matter how hard we try to hide that truth
    2. Maybe even before we know that truth
      1. Even the disciples questioned themselves
      2. They did not know who He was talking about
        1. Jesus knew
        2. Today we know who the sinners are that will gather around God’s Table to Observe the Ordinance of the Lord’s Supper
          1. So, who is it?
          2. Is it you?
          3. Is it me?
          4. Is it them?
            1. Yes
  • We are all sinners who fall short of the Glory of God
  1. We are all sinners in need of repentance
  1. Woe to the man by whom He is betrayed
    1. We must repent before we receive the Lord’s Supper
    2. Examine ourselves and, with a repentant heart, ask God’s forgiveness and cleansing.
    3. 1 Corinthians 11:27-32 “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of profaning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. That is why many of you are weak and ill, and some have died. But if we judged ourselves truly, we would not be judged. But when we are judged by the Lord, we are disciplined so that we may not be condemned along with the world.” ESV
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