(1) Walk Thru The Word:  Luke 22: 1-6 (ESV)

(The Politically Appointed Religious Establishment (PARE) Conspire To Kill Christ) 

11Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

3Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

(2) Walk Thru The Word:  Luke 22: 713 (ESV)

(Christ Prepared A Place for Their Passover Supper) 

7Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

Walk Thru The Word:  Luke 22: 14–23 (ESV)

(Christ Is To Be Our Passover Sacrifice) 

14And when the hour came, he reclined at table, and the apostles with him. 15And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16For I tell you I will not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

20And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. C 21But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

4) Walk Thru The Word:  Luke 22: 24–30 (ESV)

(The Disciples Indeed Will Be Great — As Servants) 

24A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. 27For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

28“You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

5) Walk Thru The Word: Luke 22: 3134 (ESV)

(Jesus Portends Peter’s Denial) 

31“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat, 32but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33Petere said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34Jesusf said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”28“You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

6) Walk Thru The Word: Luke 22: 3134 (ESV)

(Jesus’ Arrest and Crucifixion Fulfills Prophecy) 

35And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” Jesus Bears a tremendous burden as he wrestles with God’s will & in the garden Click To Tweet

7) Walk Thru The Word:   Luke 22: 3946 (ESV)

(Christ Asks For This Cup To Pass & An Angel Strengthens Him) 

39And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44And being in agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground 45And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

8) Walk Thru The Word:  Luke 22: 4753 (ESV)

(Judas Identifies Christ With A Kiss) 

47While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him.

52Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

9) Walk Thru The Word:   Luke 22: 54–62 (ESV)

(Peter Denies Christ Three Times) 

54Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59And after an interval of about an hour still another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62And he went out and wept bitterly.

(10) Message map:

Luke 22: 1-62   Jesus Is Governed By Gods Will At Gethsemane”

The A, B, C’s of

  • the Disciples Who take an Account & Comparison of who is the greatest
  • Judas, Who Jumped ship
  • the PARE – Politically Appointed Religious Establishment, Who Opposed Christ
  • Peter, Who Asserts Loyalty, Bombs Out 3 times but will have an amazing come back
  • Christ in Gethsemane, Who says, Not My Will But Gods Be done!
  • God’s Provision of The Crucifixion makes it possible for us to Walk With God

 (11) The A, B, C’s of the Disciples, who are Wayward, Redeemed & Learn to Rebound

In Luke 22: 24–30 the Disciples

  1. act wayward and take an Account of which of them will be the greatest.
  2. Jesus says, redemption and discipleship do not give one the rights of an authoritative or superior benefactor (one who is honored for conducting service).
  3. Yet because the disciples will learn to rebound and bounce back from failures and have stuck with Jesus through His earthly trials, literally bridging the gap between the Old & New Covenants they will be crowned to sit on thrones as judges over Israel. You pay the discipleship price, and you get the reward.  This prophecy of Christ may be that the 12 Disciples (with Paul replacing Judas) are represented in the 24 elders mentioned in Rev. 4:4 & 10, 5:8, 11:16, & 19:4)
  • 4:4 Surrounding the throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on them were twenty10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives -four elders
  • Rev 4: forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying,
  • Rev 5:8 And when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell down before the Lamb, each holding a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.
  • Rev 11:16 And the twenty-four elders who sit on their thrones before God fell on their faces and worshiped God,
  • Rev 19:4 The twenty-four elders and the four living creatures fell down and worshiped God, who was seated on the throne.

(12) The A, B, C’s of the Judas Jumping Ship

  1. A) In Matt 26: 6-14 Mark 14: 3–11, and John 12: 1-8 all show Judas leading the complaints that the Alabaster box is broken in Bethany to Anoint Jesus for Burial, instead of being used for the poor.

John 12: 1-8 tells us Judas was a thief who helped himself to the offerings given for Christ’s ministry.   Vs. 6He said this, not because he cared about the poor, but because he was a thief, and having charge of the moneybag he used to help himself to what was put into it. 7Jesus said, “Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my burial. 8For the poor you always have with you, but you do not always have me.”

Judas Betrays Jesus, because he didn’t like Jesus’ attitude about money. 1 Tim 6:10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.

14Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

  1. Judas Acquiesces and becomes an Accomplice to Satan (Luke 22: 3-6). An accomplice is one who helps another commit a crime.
  • Luke 22: 3-6 3Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. 6So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
  • John 13:27 As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.
  1. Judas Conspires with the PARC/PARE, to Betray(Mk 14: 10-11, Luke 22: 3-6)

(13) The A, B, C’s of the PARE – Politically Appointed Religious Establishment

The Politically Appointed Religious Establishment (PARE) …

  1. did not approve of Christ, proclaiming Himself the Son of God, which they considered blasphemy, punishable by death.
  2. Wanted to Bury Christ, literally, and were willing to Break all legitimate laws and customs to do so. They held an illegal trip in that they arrested Christ in the cover of darkness, and then interrogated Him in secret, looking for a charge to stick to Him.  Instead by law they were to hold fair and open public trial.
  • Deuteronomy 19:16-21 16If a malicious witness arises to accuse a person of wrongdoing, 17then both parties to the dispute shall appear before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who are in office in those days. 18The judges shall inquire diligently, and if the witness is a false witness and has accused his brother falsely, 19then you shall do to him as he had meant to do to his brother. So you shall purge the evil from your midst. 20And the rest shall hear and fear, and shall never again commit any such evil among you. 21Your eye shall not pity. It shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
  • Proverbs 3:30 Do not accuse anyone for no reason– when they have done you no harm.
  • 1 Peter 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
  1. did not want to crucify Christ during the festive Passover (Matt. 26;5 Mk 14:2)  The PARE was given theological positions over the people with the agreement they would keep the people mollified and cooperative with the ungodly Roman politics.
  • Mk 14: 1-2 1It was now two days before the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to arrest him by stealth and kill him, 2for they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar from the people.
  • 26: 3-5 3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people gathered in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4and plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him. 5But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”
  • Jesus, however, ensured they would crucify Him on that date. To push them to act He over turned the money changers tables in, as He is The Eternal Passover for sin.  (1Cor. 5:7 “For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.”)
  1. did not want to crucify Christ during the festive Passover (Matt. 26: 3-5 Mk 14:1-2, 1Cor 5:7)
  • 26: 3-5 – 3Then the chief priests and the elders of the people were gathered together in the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas; 4and they plotted together to seize Jesus by stealth and kill Him. 5But they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise a riot might occur among the people.”\
  • Mk 14:1-2 1Now the Passover and Unleavened Bread were two days away; and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to seize Him by stealth and kill Him; 2for they were saying, “Not during the festival, otherwise there might be a riot of the people.”
  • But to fulfill prophecy and prove the unity of God’s word, Christ ensures He will be crucified at the Passover. (1Cor 5:7)

(14) The A, B, C’s of the Peter Who Asserts, Backs down & but will have an amazing come back

  1. Peter Pledges Allegiance and denies he will deny Christ, because he does not know his weakness, which we only know through the Word of God.
  2. Peter boasts that Christ is wrong about his fortitude.
  3. Peter overestimates his ability to be consistent in his commitment in the face of Satanic sifting (inward agitation that tries one’s faith to the verge of overthrow.)
  • Luke 22: 31“Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,
  • Peter followed Jesus from AFAR off, which is not effective and may actually be injurious to the cause of Christ.
  • Upon his 3rd denial, Jesus looks at Peter, who weeps bitterly in sincere Peter later responds to the Holy Spirit and REMEMBERs and obeys what Christ says in Luke 22:32, and gets up to fulfill His calling.
  • In Luke 22:32 Jesus advised and commanded Peter 32but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.

(15) The A, B, C’s of Jesus in Gethsemane 

Jesus Bears a tremendous burden as he wrestles with Gods will & in the garden

  1. Jesus asks if is God’s will remove this cup of suffering Christ is about to drink. Jesus is strengthened by an angel; is in extreme agony about He humanly will face, and is Arrested In the garden.
  2. Jesus had blessed bread and wine to institute taking communion or the Lords Supper, and now His blood will be poured out as He bears our sins.
  3. Jesus cares for His disciples and ensures none are harmed, and Completely commits to God’s Will, when the answer is to win our salvation He must drink the most tremendous cup of suffering the world will ever know.

(16) The A, B, C’s of Gods provision of The Crucifixion that makes it possible for us to Walk With God 

Christ Accomplished the once for all Atonement of sins by fulfilling scripture. (2 Corinthians 5:21- For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.)

  1. Hebrews 11: 28 By faith he [Moses] kept the Passover and the application of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.
  2. We partake of the application through belief. John 2: 22.  22When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.
  3. The Cup Christ drank cleansed us – made it possible for us to be declared righteous, so the Holy Spirit can dwell with us, and clean up our act! (1Pet 2:24)
  • 1Pet 2:24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. “Healed” = the spiritual disease of sin, while generally pertaining to the physical.

(17) IN COMMUNION

We Invite the Holy Spirit to examine us as we… Consider Christ (Heb 12: 2-3) Who Calls and Commissions Us To Service.  (Eph 4:8 & 2 Cor 2:14)

Consider Christ

Heb 12: 2-3   2looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

We Consider Christ Who Commissions Us To Service

Ephesians 4:8 says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people …

2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.

In Communion We are reminded to reconnect and Confirm Our Calling & Election  

2Pet 1:10 Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall.  In Communion We reflect upon our commission and how god confirms it by strengthening our convictions

Receive Conviction to move forward and take the next steps of faith

Eph 1:11 In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will,

LET’S PARTAKE OF THE LORD’S SUPPER

On the night Christ was betrayed, arrested and condemned in Luke 22: 19 – 20 He instituted this commemoration.

19And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.  

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