Watch our October 16, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:26-30.
Tom read Matthew 26:26-30 and gave a review of what came before the last supper, Jesus is betrayal. He gave this as an example of going from despair to joy. Also, he gave a parable of this from the Padres versus Dodgers game you’ve been at the previous night. After a poor start, the Padres ended up winning.
Tom compared how Jesus spoke with the Lord speaking to Elijah in the still, small voice (1 kings 19). Next, He compared the matzo/matza which was bruised to Jesus (Isaiah 28:28; Isaiah 53:5, the same word is used in both passages. He then compare the stripes in the matzo to what would happen to Jesus (Isaiah 53:5) and the piercing (Zechariah 12:10). He then pointed out that Jesus is the bread of life John 6:35,48. Next, he made a point that Jesus voluntarily gave his life (Matthew 26:51–53) like he chose to break the bread (Matthew 26:26).
Tom then compared Jesus is call to “take and eat“ as analogous to us needing to take Jesus as our savior (Psalm 34:8). Then he said that knowing that Jesus is the savior is not enough. We must receive (take) And as our savior to become a child of God (John 1:11–13). He made application to Jewish evangelism.
Tom told gospel as it told to him when he believed. They were three steps, tell, believe, and receive. That is, tell God you are a sinner, believe the gospel facts, and receive Jesus Christ. He emphasized the importance of Jesus‘s blood being shed for us (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:12–15). Also, he compared the giving of the blood for atonement in Leviticus 17:11 with God giving his Son in John 3:16. He concluded with the significance of Jesus using the present tense of this event, even though it hadn’t happened yet.