Friday, June 20, 2014

Communion Sunday School Lesson on the Last Supper

Use this Communion Sunday School lesson to teach children about what the sacrament means and how Jesus started it at the Last Supper.

Needed: Bibles, communion set (It’s up to you whether your church will allow you to have communion with the children. If not, simply show them the things used in communion.)

Lesson: (Note: Always give students the opportunity to answer the questions before you clarifying the teaching.)

Ask students, What is Communion?

Why do we take Communion?

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 26:14-16, or read it yourself.)

It says that Judas agreed to be a traitor against Jesus and help the priests arrest Jesus. Why would Judas be a traitor to Jesus? (Judas didn’t really believe in Jesus. He just wanted to get money from the priests.)

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 26:17-25, or read it yourself.)

How did Jesus know that Judas was a traitor? (God told Him. God knows everything, even before it happens.)

(Have another student read Matthew 26:26, or read it yourself.)

Jesus and His disciples were having the first communion. What does Jesus say the bread is in communion? (Jesus' body.)

(Have students take turns reading Matthew 26:27-28, or read it yourself.)

What does Jesus say the wine, or grape juice, is in communion? (Jesus' blood.)

So when you see the bread being broken for communion, it’s not really Jesus’ body, but it is supposed to remind you of all the pain that Jesus went through in His body when He died. And when you see the grape juice being poured into the cup for communion, it’s not really Jesus’ blood, but it's supposed to remind you of how Jesus bled and died on the cross.

Optional: Administer communion to your students if this is allowed in your church.

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