1. Open with prayer. (2-5 min)
2. Share your story: Describe one of the most significant dinners you’ve ever experienced. Who was there? What do y’all talk about? (7-10 min)
3. Read Luke 22:7-22.
4. Discuss these questions with your group. (20-45 min)
Looking back at your notes from this week’s message, was there anything you heard for the first time, stuck with you, challenged or confused you?
Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” (Luke 22:8)
When you choose to take communion, what is its significance to you?
How do you get ready to take communion? What are the dangers about being reckless with the preparation of your heart?
Therefore whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord. But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For he who eats and drinks, eats and drinks judgment to himself if he does not judge the body rightly. (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)
Who are the only people who should be taking communion?
Is it ever appropriate for a believer not to participate in communion? Explain.
[Jesus] said to [His disciples], “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15-16)
In what ways is Jesus still suffering today?
How can we use communion as a reminder that we are coming alongside Jesus in His anguish over those who refuse to take him seriously?
How will this spiritual discipline add to our celebration when Jesus finally takes communion with us?
LIVING IN 4D
Casually connect with someone in your neighborhood to see how they’re doing and “commune” with them.
What is the one important thing you will take away from this weekend’s message or our community group discussion? Is there any challenge, difficulty or praise that you would like to share with the group for prayer?
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