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Lesson 31

The Roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament

Jesus fulfills the ancient rites and sacrifices of the Old Testament.

Lesson Vocabulary

  • Sacrifice
    To sacrifice is to give something up freely and willingly.
  • Lamb of God
    Lamb of God is a title given to Jesus that describes His sacrifice to free us from sin. In the Old Testament, a lamb was sacrificed for the temporary forgiveness of sin. Jesus鈥 sacrifice makes the forgiveness of sin possible for everyone for all time.
  • Passover
    Passover is an important Jewish feast that celebrates God鈥檚 freeing of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt.
  • Manna
    Manna is the mysterious 鈥渂read from Heaven鈥 that God provided to the Israelites as they wandered the desert for 40 years.
  • Eucharist
    The Eucharist is the Sacrament in which we receive the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ under the appearances of bread and wine. The Eucharist is the source and summit of our Christian life. It is spiritual food for the soul. It is not merely a symbol but is Jesus鈥 true flesh and blood.
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