Memorize these verses as a family:
Luke 22:19 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.”
Luke 22:20 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.”
Listen. Communion is a meal where God’s family, the church, comes together to remember Jesus’ death on the cross and to say “thank you” to God. Jesus’ death set us free. We are no longer slaves to sin and death. The bread reminds us of Jesus’ body, which was nailed to the cross. The cup reminds us of the new covenant (special relationship) we have with God through the blood of Jesus. We are not only forgiven, but adopted into God’s family. We eat communion with the church, because we are now God’s family.
Discussion. Communion is like Thanksgiving. Sometimes at Thanksgiving, families share why they are thankful for God. Make a list as a family of all the reasons you are thankful for Jesus. Communion reminds us also that the church is a family. What do you think it means for the church to be a family?
Set Goals. Make a plan as a family to find a way each day to remember Jesus, be thankful for Jesus and to prayer for your church family. Also, find one person to share this lesson with.