Jesus Eats the Last Supper

Now we start one of the most important times in Jesus’s life. It is the beginning of his crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus eats the passover meal with his disciples and explains some important things to them in the process.

Read the story – Matthew 26:20-30

When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”

They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?”

Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”

Jesus answered, “You have said so.”

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”

Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

While eating, Jesus predicts his death and explains to the disciples why he must die.


Once you have watched the video, we recommend you spend some time to think about the story in greater detail. Here are three questions that you can use to think about this story:

Question 1: What does Jesus say the bread represents? What does he do to the bread?

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Jesus said that the bread represented his body. He broke the bread showing that his body would be broken.

Question 2: What did Jesus say that the drink represents?

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Jesus said that the drink represents his blood, which is poured our for forgiveness of our sins.

Question 3: What is Jesus trying to explain to his disciples as they take the bread and the drink?

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Jesus is predicting his death for his disciples, which would happen very soon!