Holy Week – The Last Supper

Resources Needed:

  • Pitta Bread
  • A plate
  • Printed pictures of the last supper (Google: “Last Supper Paintings”) for some images.

Printed Instructions:

“The Day of Unleavened Bread came, the day the Passover lamb was butchered. Jesus sent Peter and John off, saying, “Go prepare the Passover for us so we can eat it together.” Luke 22:7-8

For the Jewish people the Passover was one of the most significant days of their year. It was the day when they gathered together as a family and remembered God rescuing them from slavery in Egypt. On the day of the Passover a perfect, spotless lamb was sacrificed and eaten with unleavened bread (bread made without any raising agents).

Jesus’ last supper with his disciples was so significant because the celebration of Passover foretold what would happen over the next few days. Jesus was the “lamb of God”. He had lived a perfect life, and would sacrifice himself to save others. Today we remember it when we take communion.

Take a piece of pitta bread from the table. As you eat it thank Jesus for his sacrifice to save us. Remember that his sacrifice means that all of us who believe are in his family. Take a minute to pray quietly for some of the brothers and sisters around you.