We'd love for you to use this short devotional to review this week's story with your kids.
Background: After being anointed at Bethany and prepared for burial Jesus and his disciples celebrated Passover. Celebrating Passover was done by eating food that was made from grain (barley, oats, rye, spelt, or wheat) and water and was allowed to rise. Jesus took the bread proclaimed that it was his body and that the cup was his blood. Jesus made it clear that this was a sign of his covenant. Jesus was preparing his disciples for what he was going to do on the cross.
Opening/Ice Breaker: Do you ever forget things? What helps you remember things? How do you feel when you forget things?
Read Matthew 26:26-30, John 13:1-15
- What were Jesus and his disciples celebrating?
- What did people eat during passover?
- What did the bread represent?
- What did the cup represent?
Prayer: Lord we thank you for sending your son Jesus to earth to die on a cross for our sins. We pray that we can be daily reminded that you sent your son to earth because you loved us. Amen.
REVIEW one of these doctrine memory questions, or the month’s memory verse by having your kids repeat it after you.
Gospel Project Big Picture Question: Why do believers share the Lord’s Supper? Believers share the Lord’s Supper to remember Jesus’ life and death and to proclaim him until he returns.
Memory Verse: The Spirit of the Lord is on me because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the oppressed free. Luke 4:18
Additional resources can be found in the Gospel Project for Kids app under Unit 25 - Session 3