Confirmation Day 6: Caring for Faith Within the Congregation (L3)
Lesson 3: Communion, a Meal of Remembrance
Objective: Communion is a meal of remembrance that strengthens the faith of a child of God; When in faith we receive the bread and the wine, we receive the body and blood of Christ
Learning Outcome:Explain what communion is and its benefit for a believer.
Confirmation Exercise Questions
#22. What are the sacraments? Holy Baptism and Holy Communion.
#25.What is the benefit of Holy Communion? Our faith is strengthened and we are reminded of Jesus’ redemption work for us.
#26.Who is an acceptable Communion guest? A believer.
We gather here before Your altar; / We break and eat the mutual bread. / We, as Your holy body, Master, / Give thanks to You, our gracious Head. / And when the Bread of Life is breaking, / One mind and spirit You are making. (SHZ 228 v.5)
“And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matt. 26:26-28)
Additional Reference Material
1 Cor. 11:26; Luke 22:19, 20, 22; Matt. 26:26-28; 1 Cor.10:16; 1 Cor. 11:27-29
Additional Lesson Points
- Holy Communion is also the feast of God's family and as such is a meal of fellowship.
- Student will understand how he/she should conduct him/herself at the Communion table.
- Student will distinguish between Communion and conversion—there is no new birth in Communion.
- In communion, we remember Christ’s suffering and death for our sins
VZ: Holy Communion – The Sacrament of the Altar, J. Sturos, Apr. 1984, page 90; How is it Taught: Communion, J. Uljas, Oct. 1998, page 5.
LLC Website: The Sacraments, M. Lohi, Summer Services Ministers and Board meeting, 2017.