Family Talking Points – The Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a beautiful image of Jesus’ sacrifice for our sins. This experience uses all the senses, which can be very appealing for your child. However, the phrases that go with the experience can be very confusing. For example – “this is my body… take and eat”. The following talking points help to include your child in The Lord’s Supper experience as they observe your participation in this act of worship. Keeping it very simple is best. What they need now is simple language to guide their understanding into the future.
- Jesus shared a cup of juice and a piece of bread with his followers to show his love for them and for us. Explain that this special meal is called The Lord’s Supper.
- Help your child understand The Lord’s Supper is experienced after a person has prayed to ask Jesus to be Lord of their life. It shows that a person is a Follower of Jesus.
- The Lord’s Supper is a special time of worship. It is a time to remember the things Jesus does for us. Say a “thank you” prayer with your child after you have taken the bread and the cup. “Thank you, Jesus, for loving us.” “Thank you for always being with us.” For older children who may have already accepted Jesus as their Savior, pray, “Thank you God for loving me and forgiving me for my sins”.
- Include your child in the worship experience by having them draw different parts of the Easter Story. Ask them to tell you about the sad and happy parts. You may want to discuss with older children how we can live to please Jesus by the way we choose to live each day.
- Enjoy these teachable moments – they make an eternal difference!
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