The Last Supper (Luke 22:1-34)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: The last supper was the last Passover.
In our bible story we learned:
1. The trap was laid.
2. The true Passover Lamb was soon to be sacrificed.
3. The disciples did not have a clue.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
The Passover meal was the clearest picture of God’s redemption in the Old Testament. The first Passover took place in Egypt, when the angel of death “passed over” the homes where the lamb’s blood was painted on the doorposts and lintels. On the night before Jesus’ crucifixion, at the Passover meal, the disciples learned that Jesus, the Lamb of God, was going to shed his blood for all mankind. For those who believe, Jesus’ blood covers their sin so that when the judgment of God comes in their direction, it will pass over and bring them no harm.
The Passover story points to the new covenant, which Jesus introduced at the Last Supper. A covenant is a promise or commitment. Jesus introduced his commitment and promise to the disciples. His blood was shed and his body broken so that we might be forgiven and brought into fellowship with God. Jesus summarizes the last Passover this way: “I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God” (Luke 22:16). Today, we celebrate the Passover in the new covenant celebration of the Lord’s Supper, also known as “Communion.”
Family Discipleship - "Minutes" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 33 which starts on page 232 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Thank Jesus for His willingness to take our sins upon Himself so that we could be forgiven.