Signs and symbols grab our attention; they are used to promote a product, to remind us of a want or a need. Signs and symbols can remind us of an event or inform us of an impending one. Some just warrant a casual glance, others demand closer attention. When a sign or symbol is coupled with an action, it can become a powerful teaching tool. The Bible contains many signs and symbols. Jesus was constantly using them to illustrate a point and teach a lesson. The night before Jesus died on the cross, He used signs and symbols in an act that would clearly teach His disciples what God’s love really means.

LUKE 22:7-20 Jesus broke bread and shared drink

John 13:1-13 Jesus washed the feet of His disciples
1 Corinthians 11:17-29 Jesus used bread to represent His body and He used the wine (grape juice) as a symbol to represent His blood
Hebrews 8:10-13 Jesus made a new covenant
  1. What is new and interesting?
  2. What don’t you understand?
  3. Why should we take part in the communion service?
  4. What will you share with someone this week?