Olive Wood ‘The LORD’s supper’ fellowship sets from Jerusalem –
Partake of The Lord’s Supper with our olive wood sets made in the birthplace of our Messiah Jesus. Our Lord said at the Last supper “DO THIS IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME”
The night before Jesus was to be crucified, Jesus gathered his disciples around the table to share the Passover meal with them. During this time, Jesus expressed the fullness of his love for them by washing their feet and providing a new covenant for them to be reconciled to God through the shedding of his blood (John 13 and Luke 22). Whenever his believers gather together to partake in communion they are remembering this night and the sacrifice of our Lord. Communion is a testimony of God’s forgiveness of our sins through the sacrifice of Jesus’ blood for us.
We can show those who do not believe what Jesus did for them. He took the bread and broke it. (1 Cor: 11:24) He said “this is my body which is broken for you.” He did the same thing with the cup. The cup and the bread symbolize His broken body and shed blood. With these Lord’s supper sets you can show the lost the wonderful story of your redemption and call them to repentance and faith in Christ.
We can show the works of Christ to those who already believe. The message of communion is ultimately one of hope for those who are saved. According to Paul, this is how we show His death until He returns. In difficult times, we can celebrate that He conquered what mankind sees as unconquerable: death. He rose triumphant and He will return again! This is a message of hope for the believers in the Messiah.
The Passover meal was first celebrated when the Israelites were slaves in Egypt. During the night, God performed his last and final sign to Pharaoh by killing the firstborn of all Egypt. Only those families with the blood of the lamb spread across their doorposts were passed over. After this last sign, the Israelites were freed from their bondage in Egypt (Exodus 12). For centuries after this significant night, the families of Israel would celebrate the Passover feast every year in order to pass down the lesson and story of how God saved his people.
It was during this celebration that Jesus took the bread and the cup and created a new covenant for us. Jesus was the lamb that was sacrificed and all who come to Him will be saved and their sins forgiven. Thousands of years later we still celebrate the communion that Jesus provided to us that gives us hope for eternity.
Just as the Israelites celebrated Passover together with their families, so we must celebrate communion with our friends and family. Every time the bread and cup are consumed we commemorate the sacrifice of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. We are commanded to share in this meal with others in order to glorify God. For by coming together to share communion with one another we are spreading the love of Jesus with others and passing this loving tradition down to future generations.
You can purchase your own historical olive wood communion set from Zak’s Jerusalem Gifts. As you gather your family around the table you can share the way to salvation and forgiveness of sins with your children. Have them hold the olive wood cups filled with grape juice representing the blood of Jesus, our sacrificial lamb, who died in our place to pay the penalty for our sins. As they take hold of the matza they can observe the strips and piercings in the bread and think of our Lord that was beaten, whipped, and pierced for our transgressions.
As you walk through the Last Supper together and partake in communion you are sharing the way of salvation to your children; “start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6). Especially during these difficult times it is crucial to come together as a family to draw closer to Jesus. Draw strength and encouragement from the judge and author of life who is in control even when the world seems to be spiraling out of control. Pass the love and sacrifice of our Lord Jesus down to future generations by gathering around the table to partake in communion together as a family.
Buying guide: Click the links below to discover more about olive wood and it's connection with the Lord's Supper, scripture and the Holy Land.
Olive wood buying guides
Let's come to the LORD's table
Why do we celebrate the Lord’s Supper?
The Spiritual Meaning of the LORD's Supper
The Meal that Heals – The LORD's Supper
Jesus in the 7 Biblical Feasts: Passover
Jesus in the 7 Biblical Feasts: Yom Kippur
HERITAGE, a family, History and Olive Wood
What is the significance of olive wood in the Bible?
The 'Roots' of Olive Wood Gifts in Christianity
These olive wood communion sets from Israel are the perfect way for Christian faithful to commemorate the Lord's supper. Carved from authentic olive wood, each set includes a plate, a chalice, and a small cup for the wine. The designs of the pieces range from intricately-carved crosses to simple, elegant shapes.
These sets also offer a sense of connection to the biblical past. Olive wood was significant to the people of the Bible, and is still revered in the Holy Land today. For Christians, these communion sets create a tangible link to the teachings of Jesus, as well as to the Jewish roots of the faith.
Through the use of these olive wood communion sets, believers are able to bring the story of Jesus and the teachings of the Bible to life during the Lord's supper. Each time the communion is served, the tradition of the Lord's supper is honored and revered.