172. When did the Lord Jesus institute the Lord’s Supper?
The Lord Jesus celebrated the Lord’s Supper with His disciples on the evening before His death.
The words of institution are: The Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-25)
The institution of the Lord’s Supper is mentioned four times in the New Testament: Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20 and 1 Corinthians 11:23-25.