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Connect with the Word | July 12, 2020

Sermon Title: “A Special Meal”

Sermon Text: Mark 14:22-26


For a printable PDF, please click here.

The Main Idea from Pastor Patrick’s Message: We must be aware of how we can have spiritual freedom in Jesus.

GETTING STARTED:

· This resource is directed toward parents/guardians.

· It is best to look over material & gather supplies before starting.

· Choose what works best for you family.

- These activities are intended to be 10-15 minutes but may spur some great

discussions!

- Adapt as necessary to fit your family’s unique needs. Use some or all of these

resources.

· For better discussion, remember to ask open-ended questions (avoid yes/no questions).

· Have FUN connecting with your family & with God’s Word.

· Share your connections with us on social media using #tabernacletogether & #tbcfamilyconnect.

Preschool Life Group VIDEO:

Preschool ACTIVITY:


Main Idea for Preschoolers: Jesus wants me to remember him. (Mark 14: 22-24)


· Supplies: large bowl of water, towel

· Wash your child’s feet as you discuss the points from today’s message.

· In Bible times, people did not have cars. They walked everywhere and their feet got very dirty.

· Ask-Would you want to wash a person’s dirty feet? (probably not)

· Jesus served his friends by washing their feet when they arrived for a special supper together.

· Say-I am washing your feet because I love you. Jesus washed their feet because he loved them.

· When Jesus and his friends ate a special meal together, he showed them the bread and juice and said “remember me” when you eat this bread and juice.

KIDS VIDEO (suggested for 1st-5th graders):

Main Idea for Kids: The Lord’s Supper helps us remember what Jesus did for us.

Bible passages: Mark 14:22-26, Mark 8:34

Video Length: 6:21

Kids will need their Bibles. :)

KIDS ACTIVITY (suggested for 1st - 5th graders):

**This lesson is the same lesson as taught in the video.

Main Idea for Kids: The Lord’s Supper helps us remember what Jesus did for us.

Gather supplies:

· Bible

· Sidewalk chalk

Worship Option:

· Click here for “We Stand Forgiven.” We will use this song for 3 weeks in the family-friendly service so that families have several opportunities to learn it.

· Click here for “Ain’t No Rock”

Introduction

· Today, we continue our 9-week summer sermon series on the book of Mark. This lesson can be used as an introduction to Pastor Patrick’s sermon before worship or can be used as a review after worship.

· We are also going to work on memorizing Scripture as a family. For these first three weeks of this summer sermon series, we are going to memorize Mark 8:34. An activity is included below.

· Today, we are going to discuss the first Lord’s Supper.

Introduction Activity

· Pull out your phone or a scrapbook. Spend some time remembering fun times from the past.

· Explain that Jesus used the celebration of Passover to illustrate His sacrifice on the cross.

· If you have time, spend some time reviewing the Exodus and the first Passover meal. Jesus is the perfect lamb, the perfect sacrifice.

OPEN YOUR BIBLE. Find Mark 14:22-26

· Today’s story is about the first Lord’s Supper. Jesus knew what was going to happen. Although He had told the disciples several times about His death, they still didn’t understand. Jesus used the Passover feast to point out that He was the perfect sacrifice. He would take the place of the lamb.

· Spend some time with your child reading through the verses in this story. Here are some things you might want to stop and discuss:

-v. 22 – The bread represents the body of Jesus.

-v. 23 – The juice represents the blood of Jesus that was shed.

-v. 24 – Explain that a covenant is a promise. God made a new covenant with us through His Son, Jesus.

-v. 25 – Jesus knew what was going to happen. He knew that He would be betrayed that very night.

-v. 26 – It was traditional to praise God for His faithfulness at this point in the Passover celebration. Not only do we need to remember what Jesus did for us, we also need to praise Him.

· Explain that only believers should participate in the Lord’s Supper. We are to look back and remember all that Jesus has done for us. A non-believer cannot fully understand because he/she has nothing to look back and remember.

· We are all in need of a Savior. Jesus was 100% man and 100% God. He never sinned. Because He never sinned, He was able to take our place on the cross. He paid the ransom for us. This week’s memory verse ties directly into this truth. Spend some time learning it as a family.

SCRIPTURE MEMORY ACTIVITY for Mark 8:34:


· We will work on memorizing this verse for three weeks. Entire families are encouraged to memorize it - not just the kids!

· For this week’s memory verse activity, you will need sidewalk chalk. Draw a hopscotch pattern on a sidewalk or driveway.

· Starting with the first block, write in the words to the verse. You may want to include 2-3 words in each box.

· Say the verse as you jump on the blocks.

· It’s also a great idea to post the memorize verse in different locations around your house. Write your own or use the ones provided by TBC.


Check out other Discussion questions below. Close in guided prayer.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS (suggested for 1st – 12th graders):

YK=Younger Kids (1st-2nd), OK=Older Kids (3rd - 5th), S=Students (6th-12th)

1. (YK, OK, S) What was something that personally impacted you from Pastor Patrick’s message? What did you learn? What challenged you? (Parents should share first.)

2. (OK, S) What are we supposed to remember when partaking of the Lord’s Supper? What does each element represent? (We are remembering the death of Jesus and His sacrifice for sin. Taking the Lord’s Supper should never be a light-hearted event or something to rush through. It is a time to reflect on Jesus’ broken body (bread) and spilled blood (grape juice).)

3. (YK, OK, S) Read 1 Corinthians 11:27-32. What are believers supposed to do before taking the Lord’s Supper? (Examine themselves (v. 28) for sin.)

-Why did Paul command the believers to examine themselves? Have you made a practice of doing this? (Paul wanted the believers to use the Lord’s Supper as a reminder of Jesus and His death for our sins. Pausing for self-evaluation is needed before taking of the elements. This allows one to seek repentance and forgiveness of sin. People were sick in Paul’s day because they did not do so!)

4. (YK, OK, S) What can you do this week to apply what we have learned today? (Parents, here is your opportunity to share with your child the importance of applying the Word of God. Each week, we should leave worship knowing how to apply God’s Word in our lives. If we don’t, we have missed a great opportunity.)

CLOSE IN GUIDED PRAYER (all ages):

Explain that you are going to lead the kids in a guided prayer time.

(Parents of preschoolers and kids, explain that you are going to give suggestions for things to pray, then you will pause, then you will give another suggestion. Tell the kids that they are to pray silently and that they will know to finish when you say, “Amen.”)

You can read these prompts as written or make up your own prayer prompts.

  • Let’s start by telling God how great He is. (pause)

  • The Bible tells us that we all disobey and sin. Is there anything you need to ask God for forgiveness, like being mean or selfish or not obeying your parents? If so, do that now. (pause)

  • Next, tell God what you are thankful for. (pause)

  • Now ask God to help you trust Him and follow Him more every day. (pause)

  • Next, take a moment to lift up prayer requests. (pause)

  • Thank you, God, for giving us your truth in the Bible. Thank you for sending Your Son, Jesus, to die on the cross for our sins so that we could have a perfect relationship with You. We pray all these things in the holy name of Jesus. Amen.



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