Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper on the very night that he was betrayed. After that night, he would not spend any time with his disciples until after the resurrection. So his last action with his disciples was to initiate the communion service. Even though he was being betrayed, which would culminate in his crucifixion, his thoughts were toward his followers. Every time we partake of communion, we are commemorating that last Passover supper the disciples had with Jesus. We are affirming his love and mercy toward us, which were fulfilled in his sacrifice for us as the Passover lamb.
1. What do you think was going through the minds of the disciples present at this last Passover supper with Jesus?
2. Do you think the disciples immediately understood the connection between the Jesus sacrifice to come and the breaking of the bread?
Challenge: Take time to meditate on the meaning behind the breaking of the bread during communion.
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