This week’s video from the kids’ Upside Down Series “Jesus Stories: the Gospel Of Luke”

Scroll down to find Scriptures, Discussion Questions, and Prayer Guide.

Scriptures

  • “Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.”They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?”He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.”And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.  And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him.And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves.For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table.For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!”And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

    A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

    “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials,and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom,that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” (Luke 22:7–30 ESV)

  • 1 Cor 11:23-34

Discussion Questions

WHAT (what did we learn from God’s Word?)

  • What feast were Jesus and the disciples celebrating? (Passover)
  • What does the Bread remind us of? (Jesus Body – hurt/broken on the cross)
  • What does the Wine/Cup remind us of? (Jesus Blood – poured out to take the consequence for our sins)
  • What does Jesus say about “being important” in God’s family? (It’s about serving each other the way Jesus served us)
  • What does Jesus say to comfort His disciples? (He will wait to feast with us one day when we can all be together again)

SO WHAT? (Why does it matter?)

  • How is Jesus like the Passover lamb? (“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 ESV)
  • Why shouldn’t anyone take the Lord’s Supper? (It is for Christians who “discern” the body and blood of Jesus, and can examine their hearts, faith, repentance, and need for Jesus)
  • Why is it ok to wait? (The Lord’s Supper is a sign and a seal, a picture of God’s Promise. It does not make you a Christian. Your baptism reminds you that God loved you before you ever loved Him back. The Lord’s Supper is a way God shows His grace to those who already believe.”

NOW WHAT? (What difference does it make in my life?)

  • When the time is right, are you ready to become a communing member of the Church? Why?
  • What makes you a Christian? (Parents – listen for “doing good things/going to church” type answers, and gently return the conversation to simple repentance for sin and faith in Jesus)

PRAYER TIME (“TAG Time”)

  • TELL: Tell God how you feel, tell Him the things you are thankful for, tell Him how much you need Him (confess your sins)
  • ASK: Ask God for what you need, ask Him to help you and others
  • GIVE: Give God glory, honor, and praise!

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