Do this to remember Me

Jackson and Lauren are ready to celebrate communion

Jackson and Lauren are ready to celebrate communion

Today as a family, we gathered around and shared bread and juice to remember the death of Jesus. We broke bread together and prayed, asking God to clean our hearts and thanking Him for breaking His body on the cross to save us. We passed a cup of grape juice around our circle, thanking Jesus for being our perfect sacrifice and shedding His blood to cover our sins.

Family Communion is one of the most special traditions we observe around Easter. In fact, Jackson arranged our living room, with pillows for each of us to sit around the ottoman, before I had even gotten out of bed this morning in anticipation of sharing the Lord’s Supper.

Read Matthew 26:26-30 with your family this week before Resurrection Sunday, and then follow Jesus’ instructions to remember what He did for you.

We finished up our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross time singing praise, just as the disciples did as they left the Upper Room and headed out to the Garden of Gethsemane.

Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so. Little ones to Him belong. They are weak but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. Yes, Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so.

Learn more about 2 Weeks 2 the Cross and explore ways to experience Easter in a meaningful way with your family.

Jesus teaches me how to remember (Day 6 of 2 Weeks 2 the Cross)

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Tonight we celebrated the death of Jesus, like the disciples did the night before He was crucified.

During Jesus’s last supper with His friends, He breaks from the Passover tradition to teach them a new way to remember and believe.

Day 6 Connection Icon: bread and wine

Day 6 Connection Icon: bread and wine

Tonight, I spread a table-cloth and set our best dishes out for a special meal to prepare us for Communion. Even Lauren got to drink from a glass cup! After we finished eating, we read Matthew 26:26-30 together and talked about how Jesus allowed His body to be broken and blood to be shed for each of us.

Matt led us in Communion, and we prayed, thanking Jesus for His sacrifice. As we passed around the bread and sparkling grape juice, our family shared this beautiful picture of our Lord’s death on the cross.

Each of us picked out a song, and we sang praises together of Jesus’s love. Afterward, we took a walk, just as Jesus and His disciples did as they went out to the Mount of Olives.

What a precious time together, following Jesus’s command to remember His death until He comes again!

Learn more about our 2 Weeks 2 the Cross journey, and join us as we turn our hearts to Jesus this Easter!