Just for fun
See if you can answer these questions while you participate in online services
- What is the name of the first and the last worship song?
- What did the preacher say he did while in the costume room at the Christmas program dress rehearsal?
- What are the things the early Christians devoted themselves to (Acts 2:42)?
- What is the preacher’s Grandma’s name?
Before today’s sermon
Gather or write down some objects you would and would not need to set a table for dinner (examples: plastic utensils, fake food, rubber chicken, table cloth, shoe, etc.) Today we’ll hear about Jesus’ special meal with his friends and a special meal we celebrate each week at church. Show or say each item one at a time and ask kids to tell you whether or not what you show/say is something for a meal time. If it is, ask for a thumbs up and if it’s not something needed for dinner, ask for a thumbs down. See if any of the items are part of Jesus’ special meal.
Talk about some special meals you’ve had in your life (or in your family) that were memorable.
After today’s sermon
Talk about how God had his people use meals to remember and celebrate all that he has done for us. What examples of this can you think of?
Discuss Today’s Sermon
- Review the motions from the main points: looking backward, looking forward, looking inward, looking outward.
- What does it mean to prepare our hearts before taking communion?
- What does the bread and juice in communion represent and why is it important?
- Why do you think Jesus wanted us to remember his death (not just his life)?
Later this week
Enjoy a special family meal together. Be sure to include a scripture reading, maybe even something short that you can memorize together. Something that celebrates the most important thing God has done for us, by giving us his only son as our salvation. Here’s a few to get you started.
1 John 4:10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
2 Timothy 1:9 He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace.
Psalm 62:1 Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.
Hebrews 9:28 So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.