“Chapter 49: The First Sacrament,” New Testament Stories (2005), 124–26
Every year the Jews held a feast called the Passover. It helped the Jewish people remember that God had saved their ancestors at the time of Moses.
Exodus 12:27; Luke 22:7
Jesus and the Twelve Apostles needed a place to eat the Passover feast. The Savior sent Peter and John to find a room and see that everything was ready for the feast.
They found a room and prepared the feast.
Jesus and all the Apostles went there. They ate the Passover feast together.
Jesus gave His Apostles the sacrament for the first time. He took bread in His hands, blessed it, and then broke it into pieces. He told the Apostles to eat the bread.
Matthew 26:26; Luke 22:19
Jesus told them to think of His body when they ate the bread. He asked them to remember that He would die for them.
Jesus poured wine into a cup. He blessed the wine and told the Apostles to drink it.
Jesus told them to think of His blood when they drank the wine. He asked them to remember that He would bleed and suffer for the sins of all people.
Matthew 26:28; Luke 22:20
Jesus also told the Apostles that wicked men would soon kill Him. Eleven of the Apostles were very sad. They loved the Savior and did not want Him to die. Jesus knew that one of the Apostles would help the wicked men. His name was Judas Iscariot.
Matthew 26:2, 14–16, 21–25