Read Exodus 12. What was the purpose of the Passover meal? What was it intending to commemorate in the nation of Israel?
How does Jesus redefine the Passover meal into a new sacrament - one that is centered on himself?
What is the purpose of the Lord’s Supper in the life of the church? Why is it important for us to practice it? What does it look like for a church to observe the Lord’s Supper in a healthy way? What are some errors and dangers that a church should avoid when it comes to the Lord’s Supper?
Read 1 Corinthians 5:6-8. How is Jesus the true Passover Lamb?
What does Jesus mean when he says that the wine (and his blood that it represents) is the new covenant? What is “new” about the New Covenant? How is the New Covenant different from the Old Covenant?
Read 1 Corinthians 11:23-29. What does it mean to take the Lord’s Supper in an unworthy manner (and thus eat and drink judgment on yourself)? How can we work to ensure that we don’t do this? How can we work to ensure that our fellow church members don’t do this?
How does the Lord’s Supper underscore the communal nature of the Christian life? How does it push back against an individualistic understanding of the Christian life?