Fruit of the Vine Matthew 26:17-30 Vine Vineyard.

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Slide 1Fruit of the VineMatthew 26:17-30VineVineyardMatthew 2626 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, Take and eat; this is my body. Thanks / BlessingGaveJesus brokennessThe observance is based on the Old Testament covenant of the PassoverBegins with thanksgiving and blessingThe bread is given and offeredIt is not takenGiven permission to eat the breadWe remember Jesus brokenness27 Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, saying, Drink from it, all of you.Thanks / BlessingOfferedInvitation to drinkThanksgiving or blessingThe cup is offeredIt cannot be demanded or assumedWe are given permission to drink itAll of you who have permissionAll of you who believe (family)All of you at the table 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. CovenantThe priceThe outcomeThis covenant is unlike any other covenantThe cost is very lob-sidedJesus pays the priceThe outcome is also one sidedWe receive the benefit of forgiveness29 I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Fathers kingdom. PledgeThis is not the endWe will be unitedHere is my promiseThe fruit of the vineThe blood of ChristWill carry us into heaven30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.They sungThey went out Singing in the Christian context is about worshipBut communal worship has to come to an endAnd we must go back to lifeInteract with the worldLiving our lives in the worldWe receive communion with an understanding thatWe will celebrate communion together in heavenChrist will serve usWe will worship Christ face to faceThe invitation to the tableBeing part of Gods familyForgivenessAll made possible through the blood of ChristHe is the fruit of the vine