Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maundy Thursday

O Lord, We Praise Thee – Lutheran Service Book #617
1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Matthew26:26-28; 1 Peter2:24

O Lord, we praise Thee, bless thee, and adore thee,
In thanksgiving bow before Thee.
Thou with Thy body and Thy blood didst nourish
Our weak souls that they may flourish:
O Lord, have mercy!
May Thy body, Lord born of Mary,
That our sins and sorrows did carry,
And Thy blood for us plead
In all trial, fear, and need:
O Lord, have mercy!

Jesus bore your sins. Jesus didn't just carry them. He suffered the penalty you deserved. His anguish is your healing. His suffering is your righteousness.Christ was crucified wearing your flesh. Christ was resurrected wearing your flesh. Christ gives you His flesh in His Supper.

Maundy Thursday – 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 – A new covenant

The Antiphon: I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord. – Psalm 116:13

O Lord God, who hast left unto us in a wonderful Sacrament a memorial of Thy Passion, grant, we beseech Thee, that we may so use this Sacrament of Thy body and blood that the fruits of Thy redemption may continually be manifest in us.[1]

[1] The Lutheran Hymnal, Collect for Maundy Thursday © 1941 Concordia Publishing House, St. Louis

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