Directions for Leadership:
I have not figured out how to make this station as visual as I would like, seeing how laying out a dead cow is rather out of the question. *grin* So instead, set out the communion cup of wine (or juice) and bread next to the direction (below) on a table. You will need a few bibles turned to the sections indicated in the directions or print them up.
If you would like, tape down some butcher paper for people to write their thoughts down and to read other peoples musings.
Prayer Station Instructions:
During the time of Abram, when two people would make an important deal or covenant, they would each provide an agreed upon number of animals. They would then cut the animals in half and put half on either side, making two rows. The agreeing parties would then walk between the rows, symbolizing that if either party were to break the covenant that the same fate would befall them.
In Genesis 15, God makes a covenant with Abram and seals it by doing precisely the above. The difference is that God did not let Abram pass through the rows, only God passed through. Why do you think God did it this way?
Read Genesis 15:1-21
In the scripture, when Jesus breaks the bread in half and shares the cup at the last supper, he shows that he is the sacrifice broken for the new covenant. What do you think is the significance of this is? What does it show about who God is?
Spend time pondering these things, and ask God to be part of your meditation.