The Last Supper for Kids
Jesus’s Last Supper
On the first day of the big Feast the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for tonight’s celebration of the Passover?”
And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, we will eat the Passover meal at your house."
So, the disciples did what Jesus told them to do; and they prepared the Passover.
The Passover is Celebrated
When evening came, He sat down with his friends – there were twelve! Now as they were eating, He said, “I say to you, one of you will betray Me.”
And they were really sad, telling Jesus that they would never do that!
Jesus answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me. I am going to my death tomorrow and woe to the person who betrays me!
Then Judas, who did betray Jesus, answered and said, “I would never do that!”
Jesus said to him, “You have said it.”
The Lord’s Supper is Instituted
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples saying, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood which will be shed for many because of their sins."
And after they had sung a song, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will be make mistakes tonight, because you don’t understand that I have to die.
But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee."
During the special festival something sad, something bad and something wonderful happened.
- Would you be sad if someone you trusted betrayed you?
- What bad thing was going to happen to Jesus?
- What wonderful thing was going to happen?
Image: 'The Last Supper' by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Last_Supper.jpg