This is part five of our series, Last Words. It’s been said that when people are facing death, they get serious about life. They look back and reflect on the most important things. They look ahead and ponder the unknown future. And they take a moment to pass along their last words to those closest to them. In this series, we’re looking at Jesus’ last words.
This week at New Denver was a little different. Instead of a message, we watched Most, an Academy-Award-nominated short film. The film is a modern-day parable that beautifully depicts the themes of sacrificial love and redemption that we celebrate as we reflect on the last week of Jesus’ life. For those of you who were unable to attend this week, the film is available through the Most website or you can watch it here in these three video segments available on YouTube. After watching the video, we invite you to reflect on the Scripture passages listed below.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”
17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”
20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.