FBS 14 Remembering Jesus Sacrifice

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Praise

Read a scripture and practice a worship song.

  • Read Matthew 10:28-30 and sing songs.
  • (optional) Use a Statement of Faith about Jesus, like Philippians 2:11b; 1 Timothy 2:4-6a

Care

Minister to one another’s needs in prayer, biblical counsel and encouragement.

  • Ask each person to tell one highlight and explain one challenge they experienced this week.
  • Ask, “What do you want Jesus to do for you this week?” Pray for each other’s needs.

Celebrate Faithfulness

Encourage loving accountability to obey Jesus

  • Ask, “What happened as you trusted God with your goals and I will statements?”

Motivation and Encouragement

Cast vision for who they can become in Christ or what God can do through them.

Example: Read Hebrews 10:19-25. The Lord did not call us to be alone. He called us to be together. We face many challenges and we need encouragement and accountability to obey the Lord. Following Jesus is best done in community. We need each other so let’s not quit meeting together!



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Context

God gave the Jews a special celebration called the Passover to remember how He delivered them from slavery in Egypt. The night before Jesus died on the cross, He celebrated the Passover with His disciples and explained how the Passover pointed to Him.

Read

  • Read or watch Luke 22:14-20 2-3 times as others listen.

Discovery Discussion

  • Everyone tells what caught their attention (or what they like best) and why.
  • Why do you think this story is important?
  • How can we live differently now that we know this story (passage)?

Tell and Correct

  • Practice the story by having someone tell the story and ask the group to correct if necessary.

Summary

Jesus modeled to His followers a way to remember His sacrificial death on the cross. [Take a piece of bread] The bread represents His body that was broken for us. [Show them wine or juice] The drink represents His blood that was shed for us and opened a new way to relate to God. He also commanded them to keep practicing it.

In 1 Corinthians 11:23-30, we see that as Paul started new churches, he taught all new believers how to obey Jesus’ command.



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Preparing for the Mission

Practice the Lord’s supper. Use what local church leaders have given or use the suggested practice below.

  • Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-30.
  • Pause and give them time to confess their sins and talk to the Lord.
  • Give the bread, tell them this represents His body that was broken for us. Eat it together.
  • Give the drink. Tell them this represents His blood that was shed for us. Drink it together.
  • Pray and thank the Lord for what He has done for us.

Going on the Mission

  • Identify 5 people from your Network List with whom you will take the initiative to minister to this week.
  • Write “I will by when” statements and tell them to your small group.

Praying for the Mission

Commit everyone’s goals to the Lord. Ask the Lord to help us be faithful and use us to start a movement of disciple-makers.