|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.|
|Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.|
|And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood."|
|Luke 22:20 |
This cup is the new covenant: The wine of the Lord's Supper depicts the giving of life, a sacrifice of blood, which inaugurates the New Covenant for those who respond to Jesus' offer of salvation (Heb. 8:8, 13; 9:11-28). This is the strongest substitutionary image in the : Jesus died on the cross in our place and for our sins (Acts 20:28).
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