Welcome. It's Thursday, 26th March 2020.
Hello Bishop Ridley School. It's Mr Keep here. May the Lord be with you.
Today we are going to think about The Last Supper, again.
We'll start with a One More Step Along the World We Go. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PXV3dwaeNU
Let’s see if you remember what we spoke about yesterday (answers below):
1. During Jesus’ time, what did people drink instead of water?
2. What unexpected thing did Jesus do with water during the Last Supper?
Our Bible passage for today is Matthew 26: 26-29
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.”
Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
Our thought for the day
Yesterday, we thought about Jesus showing his disciples love and compassion. He wanted to help them clean themselves on the inside by washing away their sins. Christians try to say sorry to God when they pray.
During the Last Supper, Jesus used two very common items as symbols to help the disciples understand what was going to happen at Easter. They are still symbols which Christians use today.
Bread is the most basic food that will keep us alive. What do you think Jesus meant when he said ‘I am the Bread of Life’? (John 6v35).
Jesus also used wine to symbolise his blood which he knew would be spilled at His crucifixion.
This was a special meal for the Disciples and Holy Communion is now a special event for Christians.
A prayer for today
For a moment, think about this short poem:
Love is a seed
sown in the ground,
and spreads its sweet perfume.
Think about ways that our love spreads and brings good things
Thank you for the message of the Last Supper. Thank you for the price which Jesus paid.
We ask for your wisdom to make good decisions and for your forgiveness for things we do wrong.
We pray for those around the world who are not well and for those who are worried. We pray that they will feel your peace and love.
In Jesus name,
1. They often drank wine
2. Jesus washed the disciples feet.