When we take the Lord’s Supper, we do it with a variety of other people who share our faith and our common need for grace. But as we look around, we may not find much else in common with our fellow worshippers. While the meaning of the Lord’s Supper can be extremely personal and should inspire us to look deep within, it also reminds us that Jesus’ love for the world should also draw us together. As the bread is broken from one loaf and the wine is shared from a common cup, we who were once disconnected from God and each other are united by love of Jesus. We will share The Lord’s Supper around the table as we hear stories about how Jesus is drawing us together.
In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying,Luke 22:20
“This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.”
With this cup we look around…
at those who have gone before (1 Corinthians 10:1-15)
at those who are beside us (1 Corinthians 10:16-30)
at those who will follow after us (1 Corinthians 10:31-33)
As you prepare to take the bread and dip it in this cup…
- Describe the spiritual atmosphere of your home growing up.
- Who played the biggest role in your faith journey growing up?
- How are the people around you (both at this table and figuratively) challenging and encouraging your walk with Jesus?
- What can (should) you be doing to encourage the faith of those God has placed in your life?
- As you are serving the Lord’s supper, ask a volunteer (or two) to briefly share how they came to faith in Christ.
- How should sharing this meal affect our relationship with each other? With future generations?
Sunday: 1 Corinthians 10
Monday: Deuteronomy 6
Tuesday: Hebrews 11
Wednesday: Hebrews 12
Thursday: John 17
Friday: John 18
Saturday: John 19