The Body of Christ Given for You


All over the world, Christian churches practice and celebrate Communion together. It is a way to offer thanks to God and a way to remember Jesus Christ, his promise, and his sacrifice. By eating and drinking the elements together Christians follow Jesus’ command to “Do this in remembrance of me.” Referred to by differ-ent names (Communion, the Lord’s Supper, the Last Supper, Eucharist), this ritual has been practiced since the very beginning of the early church in a variety of ways.

The meal from which the ritual was drawn was first simply the last meal of Jesus recorded in the Gospels. Later dubbed the Last Supper of Jesus and his disciples, the meal took place in an upper room and was done around the celebration of the Passover, which is the celebration of the deliverance of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. There are four accounts of the Last Supper of Jesus in the New Testament: Matthew 26:20-29; Mark 14:17-25; Luke 22:14-20; and 1 Corinthians 11:23-26. These four accounts help us to remember and give thanks for the incredible sacrifice Jesus made for all of us.



The Body of Christ | Bible Study

by Ryan Wilson

At Youth Ministry Conversations, we believe you know your group best. This means our resources look a little different than what you may have experienced in the past. We try and create a “buffet” of material so you can choose and pick what works best for your group. You will find ideas, instructions, and possibilities in this packet all related to the theme of “The Body.” How you use them, and how you structure your study is up to you. We hope you enjoy this resource and return in the future to check out other materials.


This Study:

This study takes a closer at the Last Supper, which is the final meal Jesus shared with his disciples. This series will help students to gain a deeper understanding of communion as a Christian sacrament and worship element. It will begin with an introduction to communion and then move into an exploration of three themes present in the story of Jesus’ last meal: betrayal, thanksgiving, and remembrance.


Lessons Included:

1 Communion 101 Page 4
2 Feeling Betrayed Page 10
3 Giving Thanks Page 14
4 In Remembrance Page 19

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The Body of Christ is written by Ryan Wilson

Ryan Wilson currently serves as a Pastoral Resident at Wilshire Baptist Church in Dallas, TX. He started at Wil-shire in August of 2018 coming from Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA where he served as Minister of Missions and Students. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Furman University in Greenville, SC and a Master of Divinity degree from Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology in Atlanta, GA. Ryan was ordained in 2014 at Parkway Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA, where he served as Minister to Youth and Young Adults. He has also worked in ministry in New York City and Cape Town, South Africa. Ryan previously served as President of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Youth Ministry Network. Ryan is married to Mia and they have an awesome little boy named Bates. In addition to being a minister, a husband, and a dad, Ryan is a dog-owner, a musician, a lover of food, and a Duke basketball fan.


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