• The Bread and the Cup Devotional

    Luke 22:14–20

    When we participate in the sacraments, it can be easy to forget why we have them and what we are supposed to learn from them. Lest they become merely rote observances, let us pay close attention when the sacraments are administered and do our best to consider what the elements are supposed to show us. Let us think carefully on what is being depicted that we might grow in love for our great God. View Resource

  • The Lord’s Supper Commanded Devotional

    Luke 22:14–20

    The preaching of the Word of God delivers the message of the cross to us audibly. Partaking of the Lord’s Supper delivers the message of the cross via our sight, smell, taste, and touch. As we partake of the supper, we should think on what the elements represent and ask the Lord to make us grateful for saving us. View Resource

  • The Lord’s Supper Instituted Devotional

    Luke 22:14–23

    Dr. R.C. Sproul says that the Lord’s Supper helps us realize just how important Jesus understands His death to be in the grand narrative of God’s redemption. He paraphrases Jesus’ words to His disciples: “My disciples, I know that in these past three years you have seen and heard many things, much of which you will forget. But whatever you do, do not forget my death!” As you partake of the Lord’s Supper, consciously recall His great sacrifice on our behalf. View Resource

  • The Past and the Future Devotional

    Luke 22:14–30

    The Lord’s Supper reminds God’s people of Christ’s atonement, which gives them the right to participate in the great feast that will occur when Christ returns to consummate His kingdom. As we partake of the Lord’s Supper, let us look forward to that feast. On that day, we will be fully satisfied and enjoy the presence of our God forever. View Resource

  • The Future Consummation Devotional

    Luke 22:24–30

    The responsibilities laid upon us can distract us, preventing us from contemplating the future consummation of God’s kingdom. In celebrating the Lord’s Supper we are given a special opportunity to reflect on the new creation that is coming and to set our hope on Christ, who will surely bring to completion all that He has started. Let us look forward to this glorious day whenever we eat the bread and drink the wine in the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper. View Resource

  • The Intercession of Christ Devotional

    Luke 22:31–34

    This promise of Christ’s intercession does not belong just to Peter, but to all whom He died for. All those who have found forgiveness in Him have the assurance of His intercession. Read John 17:20–26. What does Jesus pray about you (if you believe in Him)? Need you ever fear losing your salvation? Memorize Hebrews 7:25. View Resource

  • The Third Petition Devotional

    Luke 22:39–46

    Dr. John MacArthur comments on today’s passage that in Gethesemane, Jesus “was consciously, deliberately, and voluntarily subjugating all His human desires to the Father’s perfect will” (The MacArthur Bible Commentary, p. 1327). This is one of the things that we do in our prayers. We are to pray that we would love God’s law and do it willingly. We are to pray the same for others. To ask for God’s will to be done is to ask for us and others to do what the Lord says is right. View Resource