10 September 2010
New Lutheran Quote of the Day
The "for you" is sacrificial language, which is clearly shown by Jesus speaking of His blood. To speak of body and blood separately is to speak of a sacrifice. So the "given" refers to the sacrifice, to Calvary. Yet it speaks of what is happening here. From the sacrifice, the body and the blood, they are given to eat and to drink now as He gives them. This does not fit with what we know of time and place. But it is the Lord Jesus who says it, so it is as He says. -- Dr. Norman Nagel, Selected Sermons, p. 282.
Posted by William Weedon at 2:18 PM