The Gospels: Full of Grace and Truth
Matthew 26:1-35; Mark 14:1-31; Luke 22:1-39; John 13:1-38
Judas Strikes a Deal
And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, “You know that after two days is [the feast of] the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.” After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests, the scribes and the elders of the people assembled together, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, (Matthew 26:1-3; Mark 14:1)
And consulted that they might take Jesus by trickery, and put him to death. For they feared the people. (Matthew 26:4; Mark 14:1; Luke 22:2)
But they said, “Not on the feast [day], lest there be an uproar among the people.” (Matthew 26:5)
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, one of the twelve, and he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, to betray him unto them. (Mark 14:10; Luke 22:3-4)
- When SATAN enters
And said [unto them], "What will you give me, and I will deliver him unto you?” And when they heard it, they were glad, and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. (Matthew 26:15; Mark 14:11)
And I said unto them, “If you think good, give [me] my price; and if not, forbear.” So they weighed for my price thirty [pieces] of silver. And the LORD said unto me, “Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was priced at of them.” And I took the thirty [pieces] of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD. (Zechariah 11:12-13)
- An interesting FULFILLMENT of prophecy
And he promised, and from that time he sought opportunity to betray him unto them in the absence of the multitude. (Matthew 26:16; Luke 22:6)
And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare that you may eat the passover?” And he sent Peter and John, and he said to them, “Go into the city, and a man bearing a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him wherever he shall go in, and say unto the goodman of the house, The Master says, “My time is at hand; Where is the guest chamber, where I will keep the passover at your house with my disciples?” (Matthew 26:18; Mark 14:12-14; Luke 22:8)
“And he will show you a large upper room furnished [and] prepared: there make ready for us.” And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover. (Mark 14:15-16)
Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. (John 13:1)
Now when evening came, he sat down with the twelve. (Matthew 26:20)
And he said unto them, “With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:” “For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15-16)
- PASSOVER - past, present and future
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” “And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave [it] to them, saying, ‘Take this, and divide it among yourselves. Drink all of it;’” (Matthew 26:26-27; Luke 22:17)
“For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” “Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of this fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new with you in the kingdom of God, my Father’s kingdom.” (Matthew 26:28-29; Mark 14:25)
- CHURCH - ianity
- Did Jesus teach CANNIBALISM?
And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's [son], to betray him; Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God; He rose from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. After that he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe [them] with the towel which he was girded. Then he came to Simon Peter: and Peter said unto him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered and said unto him, “What I do you don’t know right now; but you shall know hereafter.” (John 13:2-7)
- We don’t have to know WHY?
Peter said unto him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I don’t wash you, you have no part with me.” (John 13:8)
- Have you let Jesus WASH you?
Simon Peter said unto him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also [my] hands and [my] head.” Jesus said to him, “He that is washed needs only to wash [his] feet, but is clean: and you are clean, but not all.” For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, “You are not all clean.” (John 13:9-11)
- You only need to be washed ONCE
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, “Do you know what I have done to you?” “You call me teacher and Lord: and you say well; for [so] I am.” “If I then, [your] Lord and teacher, have washed your feet; you also ought to wash one another's feet.” “For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” “Verily, verily, I say unto you, ‘The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.’” “If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.” (John 13:12-17)
- You don’t have to be happy to be BLESSED
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Prep for Next Week
Begin studying - Last Supper, part 2 - Matthew 26:1-35; Mark 14:1-31; Luke 22:1-39; John 13:1-38
Pray for an opportunity to invite a friend to church or share the gospel with them
Follow-up Discussion Questions
- What are some steps we can take to keep Satan out of our lives as much as possible?
- What are some other “church - ianity” things we do?
- How do you understand “this is my body” and “this is my blood?” What is the significance of taking the Lord’s Supper as a church?
- Do you struggle with not knowing “why” God does or doesn’t do certain things in your life?
- Do you know you are forgiven and are clean? Why is this “knowledge” important?
- What is the difference between happiness and being blessed?