The providence and the planning behind the first Lord’s Supper is given to us in this passage. We see that the Lord orchestrated the very room where they would observe the Passover. He planned the meeting between a man carrying water and Peter and John and even instructed the very words that would be spoken between them. The Lord oversaw all the details leading to this important meal, the meal we celebrate today. Just as the Lord planned all the events that led to the meal, the Lord also planned the death of Jesus for us. At the perfect time in history, God sent Jesus into the world to die for us (Gal. 4:4).
Of that first meal, the Scripture says the Passover lamb “had to be sacrificed” (Luke 22:7). Just as lambs were sacrificed each year to remind the people that they needed their sins forgiven, Jesus, the Lamb of God, had to be sacrificed for our sins to be forgiven. We could not have our sins forgiven without Him. He is “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29).
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week for Volume 4: From Captivity to the Wilderness, Ken Braddy, Lifeway’s director of Sunday School, will offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Eric Geiger. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 26, Session 3 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.