Although John spends more time describing the events of the last supper – including the conversations across five chapters of his Gospel – he doesn’t give us the details of the institution of the eucharist. He does give us plenty of details around the event, including ensuring that we know that it all unfolded during the celebration of the Jewish Passover. Of all the gospel writers, John is the most thorough in giving us seasonal time stamps for the events that unfolded in the life and ministry of Jesus – providing us with the feasts that provided the backdrop for the events.If we understand the background of the Passover and what took place during the meal – and all of John’s first readers would have had access to that information – we gain many insights into what took place on that incredible night…

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Recorded at St Paul’s, 7pm. (7’15”)
Mass of the Lord’s Supper

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