Scripture Stories
Chapter 49: The First Sacrament


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

“Chapter 49,” New Testament Stories, 124–26

Chapter 49

The First Sacrament

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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.

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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.

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They found a room and prepared the feast.

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

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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.

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Jesus told them to think of His body when they ate the bread. He asked them to remember that He would die for them.

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

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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.

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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.