Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 5, 2007
NTRF (http://www.ntrf.org) announces the release of a new DVD, "The Lord's Supper: The Sign of our Past, Present, and Future."
"His (Jesus) future wedding banquet was much on our Lord's mind that particular Passover evening. Jesus first mentioned it at the beginning of the Passover feast ('I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God'). He mentioned it again when passing the cup, saying, 'I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.' Then, after the supper, He referred to the banquet yet again, saying, 'I confer on you a kingdom... so that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom.'" -Steve Atkerson
Every major covenant of the Old Testament had aspects that looked backward, aspects that had present implications for the descendants of the covenants, as well as ultimate, future fulfillments.
"The Lord's Supper: The Sign of our Past, Present, and Future" explores what the New Testament says about all of the aspects of the Lord's Supper.
According to Steve Atkerson, President of NTRF, "Whereas modern Gentiles associate heaven with clouds and harps, first century Jews thought of heaven as a time of feasting at Messiah's table. For instance, a Jewish leader once said to Jesus, "Blessed is the man who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God" (Lk. 14:15). Jesus himself said, "many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven" (Matt. 8:11)."
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