Lord’s Supper

Jesus ate this Last Supper at the Passover, a celebration of how God saved the Jewish people out of Egypt in the time of Moses.

Read the story – Luke 22:7-22

Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and make preparations for us to eat the Passover.”

“Where do you want us to prepare for it?” they asked.

He replied, “As you enter the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him to the house that he enters, and say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large room upstairs, all furnished. Make preparations there.”

They left and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.”

After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you. But the hand of him who is going to betray me is with mine on the table. The Son of Man will go as it has been decreed. But woe to that man who betrays him!”


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 is the Lord’s Supper?

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Jesus told his disciples to take the Lord’s Supper to remember him. He said this as he gave them the broken bread, so we believe that Jesus wanted us specifically to have a way to remember his sacrifice, his broken body that was given for us.

Question 2: What do the bread and the cup represent?

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The bread represents Jesus’s broken body and the cup represents Jesus’s blood that was shed for the forgiveness of our sins. Jesus told his disciples to eat these because they have their life not only from the physical food that they eat but because of the gracious gift that God has given to us in Jesus and his sacrifice.

Question 3: How should you take the Lord’s supper?

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1 Corinthians 11 says that we must examine ourselves, confess our sins, and remember that Jesus died for our forgiveness. We should do this prior to taking the Lord’s Supper so that we honor Jesus and his sacrifice.

So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. – 1 Corinthians 11:27-29