17 Mar

Our Family Meal

Passage: Luke 22:14-24

“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” – Jesus in Luke 22:15


  • The preparation for this meal
  • The purpose of this meal (past, present, future)
  • Our participation in this meal


How has practicing and understanding the Lord’s Supper impacted your faith?

Read Luke 22:1-24. What surprises, encourages, or challenges you from this passage? Is there anyone you identify with in this passage? Why?

In verses 7-13, Jesus directs the preparation of this Passover meal. He is the host. This is true for our practice of communion, but also another way of saying he is Lord of our lives. When Jesus asks us where is the space in our lives for his purposes, how do you typically want to respond, struggle to respond, or enjoy responding? Imagine yourself in the shoes of the unnamed owner of the house.

Jesus wanted to prepare his disciples for what he was about to do through his death on the cross. He didn’t give them a theoretical lecture or a spectacular vision. Jesus prepared a meal for them. How does seeing this fulfillment of Psalm 23 (“you prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies”) shape your relationships with Jesus?

How does the significance of the Passover celebration inform and encourage your practice and understanding of the Lord’s Supper?

As we consider communion as a family meal, in what ways does this sacrament (a physical sign of the gospel truth) shape us personally and as a family celebrating together?


Share with your group how they can be praying for you: what is weighing on you from this past week? What are you praising God for from this past week?

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)