What does the phrase in verse 18, ‘My time is at hand’, teach us of Christ’s understanding and control of the situation even at this moment?
Notice the repetition of this reference to ‘the hour’ (verse 45). Cf. John 12:23, 27; 13:1. Note also in verse 24 the combined recognition of God’s foreordained purpose and man’s personal responsibility.
In the institution of the Lord’s Supper, Matthew notes the idea of a covenant in verse 28.
In what way does this link with Exod. 24:6-8 and with Jer. 31:31-34?
What ought drinking from such a cup to mean to us?