1. What are the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper,
and why are they significant in the Christian faith?
2. How are these two sacraments similar and different in their
symbolism and purpose?
3. Discuss the biblical accounts and instructions regarding bap-
tism and the Lord’s Supper. How do they relate to our repentan-
ce, forgiveness of sins, and the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit?
4. Reflect on Jesus’ own baptism and His command to baptize
in the Great Commission. Similarly, reflect on Jesus’ actions and
words during the Last Supper.
Reflect on your own experiences (if applicable) with
baptism and the Lord’s Supper, or what these sacraments mean to
you personally. How does understanding the biblical view of these
sacraments impact your faith?
If possible and appropriate, consider arranging for a guided, reflective time of the steps involved in communion, helping the
disciple understand and appreciate the significance of the Lord’s Supper.
• Make sure that the person you are discipling has a biblical
view of baptism.
•Baptized after their salvation
•Baptized not based on works.
• Maintain an environment of mutual respect, openness, and
• Encourage the disciple to ask questions and share their
insights and personal experiences.
• Start and end each session with prayer.
• Allow time for reflection and meditation on the scriptures
and discussion points.
• Remember, the goal of these sessions is not just gaining
knowledge but promoting transformation and growth in Christ.
Objective: To understand and appreciate the significance of the
Lord’s Supper. It is important to note that you are NOT actually
partaking; you’re going through the steps and discussing them.
• Unleavened bread or crackers (representing Christ’s body)
• Juice, typically grape (representing Christ’s blood)
• Prepare Your Heart as a Leader: Remember, the Lord’s Supper
is not just a ritual but a deeply spiritual practice that should be
approached with reverence and understanding. This activity is a
way to walk through it step by step, understanding its biblical
roots and significance in a believer’s life. The purpose is not to
actually participate in the Lord’s Supper but is to discuss and
appreciate each step.
• Reading the Scripture: Read aloud the account of the Last
Supper in Matthew 26:26-29 and the instructions given by Paul
in 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. Take some time to discuss the meaning
and significance of the words used by Jesus and the tradition
carried forward by the early Church.
• Reflecting and Praying: Before beginning your discussion
of the steps of the Lord’s Supper, you and the disciple should
spend some time in silent reflection and prayer. This is a time to
reflect on Jesus’s sacrifice, His love for us, and the new covenant
established through His death and resurrection.
• Discuss Partaking of the Elements: Now move on to the steps
of partaking of the bread and the cup. You can follow the tradition
of your particular denomination if you have one, or simply follow
Jesus’ example from scripture.
• Hold up the bread, saying something like:
“On the night He was betrayed, Jesus took bread, 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.’” (Tell the disciple that this is when they
would eat the bread and answer any questions)
• Then, do the same for the cup, saying: “In the same way, after
supper, Jesus took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant
in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of
me.’” (Tell the disciple that this is when they would drink the juice
and answer any questions).
Close the activity by reading 1 Corinthians 11:26 ESV: For as often as
you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death
until he comes.” Remind participants of the ongoing importance
of the Lord’s Supper in remembering Christ’s sacrifice and looking
forward to His return.
How can the Lord’s Prayer shape your daily prayer habits?