GETTING MORE OUT OF THIS WEEKS MESSAGE

Welcome to MORE. Take some time to read the scripture and answer the questions below in your quiet time, with your family or in a group.

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​SPIRITUAL TOOLBOX (WEEK 6)

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SCRIPTURE: Luke 22:7-20 (Exodus 12:3-14); 1 Corinthians 11:17-29 (1 Corinthians 10:16-17)
BIG IDEA: Communion is not about right rituals it's about right relationships 

TAKEAWAY: Jesus is the one who provides all we need. 

  • What stood out to you about the message?

  • What role has communion played in your life of following Jesus thus far?

  • Read Exodus 12:3-14 again. How should our communion reflect the Passover? How does Passover differ from communion?

  • What are some of the ways we put our own selfish motives above God and others? How does this hinder our relationship with Jesus?

  • Take a few minutes to discuss the sacrifice Jesus made for you why we should be thankful for it. 

  • What are your thoughts on taking communion outside of church as a family or small group?

DIG DEEPER: 

  • Explore ideas for how to do communion in your home with family and/or friendsThere’s no rulebook in the New Testament for how to practice communion; we have a lot of freedom. Generally, here’s a few best practices:

    • Somebody plays the role of host at the table. In the early church, it was usually the head of a household or an elder --just someone prepared for the task.

    • Take time to repent of any sin toward God (or each other) and reconcile any relational tension among the people involved before they come to the table. 

    • Say a prayer of thanksgiving before the meal and invite to the Spirit to make his presence known. 

    • As you eat the meal, eat with joy and gratitude and attempt to be present with Jesus and each other. (i.e., put away your phone, stop worrying about that to-do list, and focus on God and the person across the table.)

    • In your meal planning, it’s ideal if the meal includes some kind of bread and juice

    • Make sure all material needs are met. You might want to go around the table and make sure everybody has enough food, enough money to make rent, and address any prayer concerns, etc. 

    • In closing consider a prayer or even a hymn or song together

       

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