Topic: communion Passage: Matthew 26:17–26:30, Exodus 6:6–6:8
1. There are many different times of the year when we get together with friends and family to celebrate a holiday or a special occasion. Often there will be special food served, and certain traditions that are observed. Share with the group some of those special meals, traditions, and holidays, and what they mean to you.
2. During the message pastor Chris relayed the importance of the Passover dinner for the Jewish people. What did Passover commemorate (hint. Exodus 12)? Describe some of the elements that made up the Passover meal, and what did they represent? What role did the unblemished lamb play in the meal? How does Christ “fulfill” Passover?
3. During the Passover meal Christ rose from His place at the head of the table and began to wash the disciple’s feet. Why did Christ wash their feet? What was He trying to teach the disciples? How does being “cleansed” relate to our salvation as Christians? Once you are eternally cleansed, what role does daily repentance play?
4. During the message the term forgiveness was defined two ways:
- To be released from bondage/captivity, and
- To be forgiven a debt, to have a debt cancelled.
Describe how these two definitions of forgiveness apply to your life today. When were you forgiven? The Bible states we are forever forgiven, when we confess our sin and accept Christ’s work on the cross for our sins. IF you are not sure today, what keeps you from trusting Christ and asking Him for forgiveness?
5. Christians have been sharing in communion together for thousands of years. Consider having communion as a life group.