Whoa, whoa, whoa. Hold on a second. You’re saying that communion – as in the Christian remembrance of Jesus’ death for us – is Jewish? WHAT?
Some things seem distinctly Christian. And communion is one of them, right? It’s just so New Testament that how could it not be? But what if everything about the New Testament practice of communion originated from an ancient Jewish custom commanded by God? Well, that would almost be like God had some intentional plan to connect the two.
Ahh, now you’re tracking!
In this episode of A Jew and A Gentile Discuss, Ezra and Carly engage in an eye-opening conversation that you’re definitely going to want to hear. First, they share their personal stories of understanding communion from their different backgrounds. Then, they dig into:
Along the Way
You’ll learn a ton of fascinating stuff during their conversation, including:
Words You Might Learn in This Episode
Communion, Lord’s Supper, Eucharist, yizkor, Yeshua, Seder, matzah, Cup of Redemption, ekklesia, Hallel, Cup of Hallel
Scriptures Referenced in This Episode
1 Corinthians 23:23–28, Romans 1:16, Matthew 15:24, Romans 10:9 and 13, John 19:31, Luke 22:19, Matthew 16:21, John 3:14, John 12:32, Ezekiel 18:20, Jeremiah 31:31–33, Exodus 12:24–27, 2 Corinthians 3:14–16, Matthew 26:17–30, Mark 14:12–26, Luke 22:1–30, John 13:1–30, Revelation 19:16, Matthew 26:29, Matthew 6:9–10, Leviticus 16:7–10, Genesis 2:17, Deuteronomy 30:15:20, Ezekiel 18:20, Hebrews 10:8–10, Romans 10:13
Previous Episodes Mentioned
Season 1, Episode 41 – Top 5 Jewish Objections to Jesus
Season 1, Episode 30 – The Difference between Passover and Easter
Season 1, Episode 32 – Holy Week from a Jewish Perspective
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