By Dan Lentz
1. Describe mealtime when you were growing up. Did your family sit down and eat together? What was the atmosphere at mealtime like? Do you have a family mealtime experience you’ll never forget? Explain.
Read Luke 22:14-30.
2. Why do you think Jesus “eagerly desired” to eat this meal with his disciples?
3. Do you look forward to sharing a meal with the Lord when you participate in Communion?
4. For you personally, what does Communion help you remember?
5. The first disciples faced issues that threatened to damage their community together and with Jesus. How important is it to have healthy relationships with your brothers and sisters in Christ as you share the Lord’s Supper together?
6. What types of things threaten your communion with the Lord? What practices or thought processes help you meet with the Lord during Communion?
7. If it is appropriate for your group, share a Communion experience together. Make some preparations ahead of time. Have the elements prepared by members of the group and then follow the format of Luke 22:12-20. Similar to the early church, you can even incorporate a simple meal into your Communion time. Spend time during Communion sharing what the finished work of the body and blood of Christ means to you. Praise the Lord for what he has done.
Dan Lentz works for the Small Group Network in Whitestown, Indiana.