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Summary: GETTING FAMILIES TOGETHER.

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THE LAST SUPPER

LUKE 22:14-20

INTRO: THEY ALL SAT DOWN

1: WHO DOES THAT ANYMORE?

A) HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY SIT DOWN TOGETHER AND EAT

B) NOT MANY EVEN GET TOGETHER ALL AT ONCE ONE TIME A DAY

C) NO T.V. NO CELL PHONES, NO TEXT MESSAGING JUST YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TOGETHER

POINT: THIS IS TIME WE DON’T MAKE FOR EACH OTHER ANYMORE, JESUS CHRIST IS REVEALING HIMSELF TO HIS DISCIPLES HE IS REVEALING HIS CRUCIFIXION, AND THE FACT THAT ONE OF HIS OWN WILL BETRAY HIM. A LARGE PART OF A FAMILY BEING ABLE TO STICK TOGETHER IS BASED ON HOW WELL THEY COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER.

2: THANKSGIVING

A) A TIME OF THE YEAR THAT FAMILIES GET TOGETHER TO EAT

B) WE GIVE THANKS AND ALL THAT

C) BUT TRULY THE TRUKEY AND DRESSING IS WHAT IS OWN MOST PEOPLE’S MINDS

D) FOR SOME THIS IS THE ONLY TIME OF YEAR YOU SEE SOME PEOPLE IN YOUR FAMILY

POINT: THANKGIVING IS A GRAND HOLIDAY WITH A VERY PURE AND RICH TRADITION, GIVING THANKS, REMEMBERING ALL THAT IS GOOD AND BLESSED AND BEING THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL FOR IT. THIS DAY FOR MANY WILL BE ONE OF A FEW RARE TIMES THAT A FAMILY ACTUALLY SLOWS DOWN AND ENJOYS EACH OTHERS TIME.

BODY: SUPPER TIME

1: WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

A) WE HAVE HERE THE EXAMPLE FOR COMMUNION

B) THE BREAD

C) THE WINE

D) BOTH REPRESENTING OUR LORD AND HIS SACRIFICE FOR US

POINT: THINK OF IT LIKE THIS, HOW MANY KIDS FEEL LIKE THEY CAN’T COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR PARENTS, HOW MANY MARRIED COUPLES FEEL AS IF THEY HAVE SOME HOW DRIFTED APART. HOW MANY FAMILIES CAN’T EVEN TALK TO ONE ANOTHER IN A HOUSEHOLD WITHOUT A FIGHT. WHY IS THIS?

2: THERE’S NO SUPPER TABLE

A) THE LAST SUPPER HAS MANY DEEP THEOLOGICAL POINTS

B) LET’S LOOK AT THE SIMPLE THINGS OF IT THOUGH

C) A GROUP WITH A COMMON GOAL AND MISSION

D) SIT DOWN AT SUPPER

E) JESUS COMMUNICATES TO THEM WHAT IS GOING ON

F) THEY LISTEN

POINT: WHEN JESUS WAS ARRESTED IN THE GARDEN, THE DISICPLES SCATTERED AND RAN, AFTER HE WAS CRUCIFIED THEY WERE ALL CRUSHED AND DEEPLY GRIEVED. THIS SCENE IN THE UPPER ROOM IS AN EXAMPLE OF A FAMILY

3: HEAR ME OUT

A) JESUS KNEW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN

B) HE INFORMS HIS DISCIPLES

C) IT COMES TO PASS

D) THE ELEVEN ARE TOGETHER ON THE THIRD DAY

POINT: WHAT HOLDS A FAMILY TOGETHER, LOVE, TRUST, FELLOWSHIP, AND COMMUNICATION. AFTER GOING THROUGH THIS TRAUMAITC ORDEAL OF JESUS BEING CRUCIFIED THEY WERE ALL STILL TOGETHER. FAMILIES TODAY STILL GO THROUGH ORDEALS AND THE DEVIL IS SET ON DESTROYING ALL OF US. WITHOUT A CLOSE FAMILY BOND AND LOVE WE DON’T STAND MUCH OF A CHANCE.

CLOSING: IT MIGHT BE A STRECTH

1: THIS THANKSGIVING

A) TAKE A LOOK AROUND

B) NOTICE YOUR FAMILY

C) HOW MUCH OF A BOND DO YOU HAVE WITH THEM

D) HOW WELL AND HOW OFTEN DO YOU TALK TO ONE ANOTHER

CLOSING THOUGHT: THE BODY OF CHRIST WAS GIVEN FOR US AND HIS BLOOD SHED FOR OUR SINS, ON A DAY OF THANKSGIVING WHAT ARE WE THANKING HIM FOR? FAMILIES BIND TOGETHER TRY SITTING DOWN AND GETTING GTO KNOW ONE ANOTHER. BECAUSE WHEN TROUBLESOME TIMES COME YOU WILL NEED EACH OTHER TO MAKE IT THROUGH.


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