There was a celebration going on in the city called The Passover.  It helped the people remember when God rescued them out of Egypt; remember the story of Moses?!

This time though, Jesus wanted them (and us) to remember how He was about to rescue from sin!

 Matthew 26:26-28

“While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” 27 And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; 28 for this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.”

 Let’s all say “Thank You, Jesus”!