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3 days ago

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Youth Sunday School Lesson 3/29/20

The Meaning of the Last Supper

Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-34

Memory Verse: Do this in remembrance of me. 1 Corinthians 11:24, NIV

During the Passover meal Jesus gave new meaning to the unleavened bread and wine. He told the disciples that in the future they were to eat and drink it to remember the fact that he died for them. (Luke 22:15) Jesus said that he “eagerly desired to eat this Passover” with his disciples before he ”suffered”.

The Passover had been celebrated for generations but this one was the last one to remember the death passing over the houses whose door frames were covered over with the blood of a slain lamb. Within hours Jesus, the true Passover Lamb, was to be slain (1 Corinthians 5:7). Because of Jesus’ death on the cross, Death passes over those of us who have been covered by the Lamb’s blood. Through Jesus, God eternally saves his people. Jesus wanted us to always remember this through a special meal. It is often referred to as the “Lord’s Supper”. “Do this in remembrance of me” 1 Corinthians 11:24-25.

Jesus used the special meal of remembrance to institute the Lord’s Supper. There was now new meaning to a lot of things. This supper represented the new covenant that had been prophesied by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 31:31-34). The Jews had been living under the old covenant for hundreds of years. This old covenant would now pass and a new one would be in its place (Hebrews 8:8-13). Old animal sacrifices would pass away because Jesus was the perfect sacrifice (Hebrews 10:1-10; 9:11-15).

There are several things to notice about the Lord’s Supper from 1 Corinthians 11:

It is a remembrance (verses 23-25). We remember the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. We consider what this body and blood represent to us. We remember what it cost God to send his son for us.

It is a proclamation (verse 26). By taking the bread and cup we are saying that we are making Christ part of us. We take all of him. We say, “This body and blood was given for me.” The verse says that you proclaim his death “Whenever you eat this bread”. We want to proclaim it often. It was a practice of the early church to eat the Lord’s Supper together on the first day of the week, Sunday (Acts 20:7).

We take it in a manner that reflects its significance (verse 27). The supper should not be taken flippantly or selfishly. The Christians in Corinth were only thinking of themselves and getting their own way when they took the Lord’s Supper (1 Corinthians 11:17-22).

We examine ourselves (verse 28). As we reflect on the blood of Jesus and the price that was paid for us we cannot help but look into our hearts and consider the way we lead our life.

We recognize our relationship to the rest of the body (verse 29). We not only reflect on our own salvation but also consider the brothers and sisters around us. The Lord’s Supper is more than just a moment between you and God. The church is the body of Christ (Ephesians 5:23). We are members of that body and we have responsibilities to one another (Colossians 3:12-17).

Reflection:

What would you want to eagerly do if you knew it was your last time to do it?

If you knew it was your last meal, who would you want to eat with and why? And what would you want to eat and why?

What words would you want your family and friends to hear and remember?

If you could have been at the table with Jesus, what would you ask him?

Thank you to Missionbibleclass.org for this wonderful lesson!
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SSUMC Youth Group 3/22/20

EASTER BIBLE VERSE SCAVENGER HUNT

Instructions: Use the scripture references to find the clues. Then take a picture of each item. You can also draw pictures. Have fun!

You can either save the pics for the next time we meet or you can post them on this thread!

Something outside the same color as the item in John 12: 12-13

The food item in Mark 14:1-2

The kitchen item in Luke 22:17

The body part in Luke 22:50

The animal in Luke 22:60

A crayon the color if the rove in Mark 15:17

What Jesus carried in John 19:17

A sign like the one in Matthew 27:37

What the soldier used in John 19:34

The item in Mark 16:4
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