The accounts of the Last Supper in the Synoptic Gospels and in the Gospel of John are precisely such a case. All four gospels agree that Jesus was crucified on Friday. The Synoptics clearly present the Last Supper as a Passover meal occurring before the Crucifixion (see Matthew 26:17, Mark 14:12, and Luke 11:15).
When Was the Last Supper in John?
John further dates the crucifixion to the “day of Preparation of the Passover” (John 19:14), that is, on the day before Passover (i.e. Thursday), which would mean that the Last Supper took place on the Wednesday night of Passion Week, full day before the official Passover meal.
How does John’s account of the Last Supper differ?
John’s account of the Last Supper differs from the accounts in the synoptic Gospels in the fact that it is not a Passover meal, nor does it describe the preparations for the meal. Instead, John points to Jesus as the Paschal Lamb that will be slaughtered for the salvation of all.
Does the book of John have the Last Supper?
John’s gospel is different from the other three in the New Testament. That fact has been recognized since the early church itself. … Whereas in the three synoptic gospels Jesus actually eats a passover meal before he dies, in John’s gospel he doesn’t. The last supper is actually eaten before the beginning of passover.
What should we say during Lord’s Supper?
Jesus said – “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
Why did Jesus break the bread at the Last Supper?
We look back in act of the Lord’s Supper to remember God’s most powerful display of salvation and love, where he gave himself for our sins. Again, the act of taking and eating the broken bread and drinking the cup of wine is an act of trust in the broken body and shed blood of Jesus for our sin on the cross.
Why did Jesus institute the Lord’s Supper?
Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper as a memorial of the deliverance from sin He would give to those who trust in Him (Matt. 26:28). The bread and the cup remind us of the one time sacrifice Jesus made on the cross. We partake to remember what He did on our behalf.