HOME SUNDAY RESOURCE: October 27th, 2019
The command to follow: Lord's Supper
Researchers have found that moving our bodies and adding actions to our learning significantly increases our ability to remember. Here is a hand action you can add to the command to remember it:
Take both hands make them into fists (turned down) in front of you
Turn your fists to the side- action of breaking something apart
SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Luke 22:7-23
Use the simple Discovery Bible Study (DBS) format on the Home Resource tab to facilitate the reading and discussion.
Jesus shares the Passover meal with His disciples. Here, He teaches and gives them the gift of Communion
Jesus eagerly desired to share the Passover meal with His disciples (Luke 22:7-23). Though He knew that this was the last time He would be with His most intimate friends before He suffered, He says He eagerly desired…some translations say FERVENTLY…much anticipation…
In what spirit do we approach the Lord’s table to receive Him and what He has done for us and the whole world? Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. He says as often as you do this, you proclaim the Lord’s death, but what happened at the Cross?
Victory!! When we receive and participate in the bread and the cup we are declaring in the Spirit our agreement with what Jesus accomplished through His death and resurrection! We are reminding ourselves that His victory is our victory…so we should approach with great joy, thankfulness, worship, adoration, love!
But in doing so, we do not forget the great sacrifice of the Lord’s body and His blood. Jesus was the perfect sacrifice, the treasury of Heaven wrapped in flesh. His blood fulfilled and established an eternal covenant never to be taken away or repeated.
Paul tells us we were bought with a price (1 Corinthians 6:19-20) and that price was was the life of God in Christ Jesus emptied of all blood. Full and complete payment for sin and death. So we approach this table with great awe and wonder and reverence; with sobriety and humility at what it cost Heaven to bring us in oneness (communion) that Jesus prayed for in John 17:3. Perhaps, simply said, Communion is a way we rehearse and remember this Gospel together.
Jesus gives us the bread (his broken body for our broken spirit, soul and bodies) and the cup (his blood shed for our cleansing of sin and unrighteousness, and establishing of a NEW and ETERNAL Covenant)
He says I want you to have this gift that you enjoy and engage often as a reminder of His great love and commitment to us.
PRACTICAL APPLICATION & DISCUSSION
1. What has been your understanding of the purpose of Communion?
2. What were some of your experiences (if any) in the Church around the bread and the cup?
Fellowship & Lord’s Supper (Communion)
1 Cor. 11:23-26
(one person from the table read this over the group, either before or after communion)
In the breaking of bread, receive His body broken for you, for every broken part of your soul, your mind, your body…
In the pouring of the cup, receive His blood shed for the forgiveness of sin, and receive the cleansing of your whole being from evil and every dark thing, from all the corruption that is in the world.
Be healed, cleansed and made whole, in the Name of the Jesus.
Communion Meditation by Joe Steinke
Here are three youtube links to songs that you can use during the "worship" portion of the DBS:
Why was this meal special?
What does Jesus say we can do “in remembrance of Him”?
What does “in remembrance” mean?
If one of your best friends moved far away what are somethings you would do to remember them? (How does this relate to God, how can we do these things to remember Jesus?)
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For more general ideas on how to structure Home Sundays with kids, see our HOME RESOURCE IDEAS FOR KIDS
Be encouraged to include the kids as much as possible in your gatherings. Have them listen to the scriptures as they are read aloud, participate in communion, or lead you all in worship. Perhaps ask them how they heard the text, and invite them to re-tell back to everyone in their own words.