Remix: Student Devotionals

Easter Bible Reading Plan, Day 2

Day Two: The Last Supper

On this day, Jesus gathers the Twelve Disciples for one last meal together. During it, He lets them know that one of them, Judas, will betray Him. That betrayal will lead to Jesus' arrest, suffering, and death.

Matthew 26:20-29

When it was evening, Jesus sat down at the table with the Twelve. While they were eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.”

Greatly distressed, each one asked in turn, “Am I the one, Lord?”

He replied, “One of you who has just eaten from this bowl with me will betray me. For the Son of Man must die, as the Scriptures declared long ago. But how terrible it will be for the one who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he had never been born!”

Judas, the one who would betray him, also asked, “Rabbi, am I the one?”

And Jesus told him, “You have said it.”

As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.”

And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many. Mark my words—I will not drink wine again until the day I drink it new with you in my Father’s Kingdom.”

1. Have you ever had a friend betray you? How did that make you feel? What does that tell you about how Jesus felt during this dinner, knowing that Judas was about to betray Him?

2. Jesus still shared this meal with Judas. He didn't kick Judas out or tear him down. What does that tell us about how Jesus responds to us even when we mess up?

3. Later, Jesus walks us through the Lord's Supper (that's when we eat little bites of bread and a sip of grape juice). They represent Jesus' body that was broken for us and His blood that was spilled for us. Have you ever had a friend give up something for you? What does that tell us about the kind of friend Jesus is to you, that He gave up everything, including His life, for you?

4. Jesus is telling us that He didn't hold anything back when it came to paying the price for our sins. What should our response be to that kind of love? What is something that you need to give up, let go of, or walk away from so that you can have a better relationship with Jesus?

5. Take some time to talk to God. Tell Him you're giving Him the part of your life that you just wrote down. Ask Him to help you because we know He will.