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Why We Need Jesus

Mark 14:12 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society
The Lord's Supper
12On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus' disciples asked him, "Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?"

Among Jesus' twelve disciples there were varying degrees of intimacy, but all had walked, eaten, slept and ministered with Jesus and in his Name. They were his closest friends.

The hour was approaching when Jesus would feel that he had lost connection with even his beloved Father. The process was already beginning--the trial by fire upon which the fate of the souls of all mankind depended.

As he broke the bread he said, "Take it, for this is my body," and giving the cup of wine, "This is my blood poured out for many. " Did he hold their gaze as he did this, willing them to understand?

Among his followers there was not one who in the next few hours would not betray, desert, or deny him. He told them this, but they seemed not to hear, or understand. The Bible says that they sang a song and went out to the Mount of Olives.

How often do his words fall on my unhearing ears and dull heart? How often do I drink the cup and he knows that short hours will pass and I will fail him in my heart, attitude or word?

But that is why he came. That is why he died. That is why I need a Saviour.

Mark 14:23 (New International Version)
New International Version (NIV)
Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society
23Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it.

Comments

Johnny Cash said…
Hi Belinda,
Hit the nail on the head. Very hard to reach people about the 'big' things. Any mention of Jesus or getting saved usually elicits blank stares or a look of sheer terror. It's like, "Oh no! You're not one of THOSE are you?". I'm saying this as someone who does firmly believe in the Great Commission. It's tough, but we gotta keep trying I guess.

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