This is the final week of Operation Jesus Lives. We wrap the discussion of Christ’s resurrection and what has happened since He is risen with the following Big Idea
Communion helps me remember what Jesus did for me.
While discussing this we are hitting 3 points
1. Jesus’ Last Supper was the first communion
The last supper was the last meal that Jesus would have with His closest friends. Soon, He would choose to sacrifice himself for all of humanity. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-25 Paul talks about how Jesus broke bread, which represented His body being broken for us, and drank from the cup which represented His blood being shed for the forgiveness of our sins. He told the disciples to do this regularly to remember HIm and what he was about to do for them.
2. Taking communion is a way of remembering Jesus
Luke 22:19-20 Jesus says, “This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Taking the time to stop and to share in communion allows us to focus our minds and hearts on what Jesus did for us on the cross.We need to take this time as our relationship with Jesus should be our number one priority. The symbols of the bread and the cup are very simple but a very powerful tool in helping us remember Jesus. Communion is something that we usually take with outher believes. It means that as a group of Christians we can come together and remember what Jesus did for all of us.
3. Remeber Jesus with respect and honour.
It is imporant to look at our own lives before we take communion. If we have bitterness, anger or resentment in our hearts, then it is better to resolve it and not take communion at that time. We should be taking it seriously and therefore treat it with respect. 1 Corinthians 11:27 says, “So do not eat the bread or drink the cup of the Lord in a way that isn’t worhty of him.”
But! that’s not all! Today we also had a very special guest. None other than the disciple of Christ, Peter! … who sounds strangly like james mason and yet built very much like myself…. but anyways… He will be sharing with the kids what it was like at the Last Supper.