Adventist Adventurer Awards/Jesus' Special Helper

Jesus' Special Helper

Tell the story of the Last Supper. edit

Mark Chapter 14

Luke 22:17-20

17 After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. 18 For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

19 And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

20 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you

- Try to impress on the children that Jesus knew this was the last time they would be together before He died so He wanted to make a Special Supper for them. Bring in some sandals or flip flops and discuss why feet need to be washed.

You may want to let the children walk in some dirt or mud and share with them that most of the roads in Jesus’s day were not paved and would be dirt or mud.

Explain why Jesus washed the disciples’ feet as a servant. edit

John 13:12-14

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. 13 “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. 14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.

- Explain that we are to wash each other’s feet to show we are humble and no better than anyone else. Try to impress on the children that we should be a servant like Jesus was.

Explain what the bread and the juice represents. edit

1 Corinthians 11:24

24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me.”

Bread represents Jesus’s body and the grape juice represents His blood.

What happened at the end of the special supper? edit

They sang a hymn and went out.

John 14-17 is Jesus' last words, potentially in the upper room, or on the trip to the Mount of Olives.

Have a prayer thanking Jesus for HIS love. edit

Read Matthew 26:30 and sing a hymn.

Matthew 26:30

30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

Make a craft to illustrate the Last Supper. edit

Use Google or Pinterest “Last supper craft” for ideas.

  • Color and cut out.
  • Fold tabs on side of table up. Fold elbows over hanging up. Fold vertical folds following fold marks either side of Jesus.
  • Glue together.
  • Fold tabs under food and glue anywhere on table.