The Perfect Sacrifice

Post date: Jun 1, 2018 12:04:39 PM

3 June 2018 ( Feast of Corpus Christi )

[ Exodus 24:3-8 ] [ Hebrews 9:11-15 ] [ Mark 14:12-16]

The solemn Feast of Corpus Christi celebrates God’s love for man. Christ came to give his body and blood as an atonement for our sins, and to nourish and sustain us in the love of God. For centuries, the Jews were dominated by a succession of foreign powers. They were scattered and without a permanent home. During the time of the Old Testament, God sent Moses to deliver the Jews from captivity in the land of Egypt. Later in time, Jesus will appear on the scene to deliver man from the bondage of sin. In the earlier event, God ordered bulls to be slaughtered on the altar as a covenant of salvation He made with the Jewish people. Later Jesus, the Son of God, will overwrite this ancient ritual by shedding his own blood on the cross. The blood of bulls won for the Jews a piece of land in the Middle East called the Promised Land. Now the Body and Blood of Christ would win for mankind a more perfect and permanent prize, which is the chance to live in the eternal glory of the kingdom of God .

The Perfect Sacrifice