Chapter 49

The First Sacrament

“Chapter 49: The First Sacrament,” New Testament Stories (2005), 124–26


family eating a meal together

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.

Jesus and Apostles walking

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.

Apostles at a door

They found a room and prepared the feast.

Jesus and Apostles eating Passover feast

Jesus and all the Apostles went there. They ate the Passover feast together.

Jesus blessing bread

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.

Jesus breaking bread

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 pouring wine

Jesus poured wine into a cup. He blessed the wine and told the Apostles to drink it.

Jesus passing around goblets

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.

Jesus teaching Apostles

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.