This free one year kid’s devotional study thru the Bible is designed to hit the highlights, provide practical application and requires no preparation. If you have a little more time, I encourage you to read the whole section of scripture (I Corinthians 11) while we focus in on just a few verses in 5 minutes.
Background: Corinth was a great commercial center and Paul had planted this church in Corinth during his second missionary journey. He wrote this letter to the church at Corinth to deal with several issues the church was facing; problems of disunity, problems with immorality, problems with gifts and worship, problems with errors in teaching.
Paul heard that some Corinthians were eating their meal before they came together so they didn’t have to share with others and others were getting drunk during the Lord’s supper. Paul instructed the Corinthians on how they were supposed to eat the Lord’s supper.
Ask the children…
Who was the supper supposed to be all about?
“Lord Jesus took some bread 24 and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, ‘This is my body, which is given for you.[f] Do this to remember me.'” (1 Corinthians 11:23, 24)
What does the Lord’s supper announce to believers and to the whole heavens?
“In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood. Do this to remember me as often as you drink it.” 26 For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again.'” (1 Corinthians 11:26, 27)
Taking the Lord’s supper is supposed to recall to our minds the story of the Lord’s death and resurrection on our behalf. It is the central truth of our lives. Jesus knew that when He provided the Lord’s supper as a means to remind us. The last thing that Paul wanted to see was the supper abused for people’s own selfish purposes.
Ask your children what the Lord’s supper means to them? How would they feel if Jesus came to dinner at your house tonight? That is what the Lord’s supper is supposed to be like for us.
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