The Plot to Kill Jesus 26 1When Jesus had finished saying all this, He told His disciples, 2“You know[H] that the Passover takes place after two days, and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3Then the chief priests[I] and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 4and they conspired to arrest Jesus in a treacherous way and kill Him. 5“Not during the festival,” they said, “so there won’t be rioting among the people.”   The Anointing at Bethany   6While Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon, a man who had a serious skin disease, 7a woman approached Him with an alabaster jar of very expensive fragrant oil. She poured it on His head as He was reclining at the table. 8When the disciples saw it, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9“This might have been sold for a great deal and given to the poor.” 10But Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a noble thing for Me. 11You always have the poor with you, but you do not always have Me. 12By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial. 13I assure you: Wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what this woman has done will also be told in memory of her.” 14Then one of the Twelve—the man called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15and said, “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” So they weighed out 30 pieces of silver for him. 16And from that time he started looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.   Betrayal at the Passover   17On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare the Passover so You may eat it?” 18“Go into the city to a certain man,” He said, “and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My time is near; I am celebrating the Passover at your place[J] with My disciples.’ ” 19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. 20When evening came, He was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21While they were eating, He said, “I assure you: One of you will betray Me.” 22Deeply distressed, each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?” 23He replied, “The one who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl—he will betray Me. 24The Son of Man will go just as it is written about Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.” 25Then Judas, His betrayer, replied, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” “You have said it,” He told him.   The First Lord’s Supper   26As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take and eat it; this is My body.” 27Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them and said, “Drink from it, all of you. 28For this is My blood that establishes the covenant;[K] it is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29But I tell you, from this moment I will not drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new way[L] in My Father’s kingdom with you.” 30After singing psalms,[M] they went out to the Mount of Olives.   Peter’s Denial Predicted   31Then Jesus said to them, “Tonight all of you will run away[N] because of Me, for it is written:   I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.[O]   32But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.” 33Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away because of You, I will never run away!” 34“I assure you,” Jesus said to him, “tonight, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times!” 35“Even if I have to die with You,” Peter told Him, “I will never deny You!” And all the disciples said the same thing.   The Prayer in the Garden   36Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane,[P] and He told the disciples, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” 37Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. 38Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow[Q]—to the point of death.[R] Remain here and stay awake with Me.” 39Going a little farther,[S] He fell facedown and prayed, “My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will.” 40Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, “So, couldn’t you[T] stay awake with Me one hour? 41Stay awake and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” 42Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, “My Father, if this[U] cannot pass[V] unless I drink it, Your will be done.” 43And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open.[W] 44After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. 45Then He came to the disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting?[X] Look, the time is near. The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. 46Get up; let’s go! See, My betrayer is near.”   The Judas Kiss   47While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. A large mob, with swords and clubs, was with him from the chief priests and elders of the people. 48His betrayer had given them a sign: “The One I kiss, He’s the One; arrest Him!” 49So he went right up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him. 50“Friend,” Jesus asked him, “why have you come?”[Y] Then they came up, took hold of Jesus, and arrested Him. 51At that moment one of those with Jesus reached out his hand and drew his sword. He struck the high priest’s slave and cut off his ear. 52Then Jesus told him, “Put your sword back in its place because all who take up a sword will perish by a sword. 53Or do you think that I cannot call on My Father, and He will provide Me at once with more than 12 legions[Z] of angels? 54How, then, would the Scriptures be fulfilled that say it must happen this way?” 55At that time Jesus said to the crowds, “Have you come out with swords and clubs, as if I were a criminal,[A] to capture Me? Every day I used to sit, teaching in the temple complex, and you didn’t arrest Me. 56But all this has happened so that the prophetic Scriptures[B] would be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples deserted Him and ran away.   Jesus Faces the Sanhedrin   57Those who had arrested Jesus led Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders had convened. 58Meanwhile, Peter was following Him at a distance right to the high priest’s courtyard.[C] He went in and was sitting with the temple police[D] to see the outcome.[E] 59The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false testimony against Jesus so they could put Him to death. 60But they could not find any, even though many false witnesses came forward.[F] Finally, two[G] who came forward 61stated, “This man said, ‘I can demolish God’s sanctuary and rebuild it in three days.’ ” 62The high priest then stood up and said to Him, “Don’t You have an answer to what these men are testifying against You?” 63But Jesus kept silent. Then the high priest said to Him, “By the living God I place You under oath: tell us if You are the Messiah, the Son of God!” 64“You have said it,”[H] Jesus told him. “But I tell you, in the future[I] you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.”[J] 65Then the high priest tore his robes and said, “He has blasphemed! Why do we still need witnesses? Look, now you’ve heard the blasphemy! 66What is your decision?”[K] They answered, “He deserves death!” 67Then they spit in His face and beat Him; others slapped Him 68and said, “Prophesy to us, Messiah! Who hit You?”   Peter Denies His Lord   69Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. A servant approached him and she said, “You were with Jesus the Galilean too.” 70But he denied it in front of everyone: “I don’t know what you’re talking about!” 71When he had gone out to the gateway, another woman saw him and told those who were there, “This man was with Jesus the Nazarene!” 72And again he denied it with an oath, “I don’t know the man!” 73After a little while those standing there approached and said to Peter, “You certainly are one of them, since even your accent[L] gives you away.” 74Then he started to curse[M] and to swear with an oath, “I do not know the man!” Immediately a rooster crowed, 75and Peter remembered the words Jesus had spoken, “Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.
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What did Jesus say about forgiveness? Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive... Read More
What did Jesus say about forgiveness? Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. Matthew 18:21-22 Why did Peter ask if seven times forgiveness was enough? It goes back to ancient Jewish rabbi teachings. It was common teaching to forgive your brother three times but not a fourth time. Peter thought himself to be generous when asking Jesus this question. However, Peter must have been taken back by the response of Jesus. 'Seventy times seven,' or 490, is not to be taken literally. We are to forgive others as many times as it takes. Questions: I. What is the heart? What does the Bible mean when talking about the heart? The Bible doesn't mean the muscular pump which is necessary for our survival. There are numerous sayings we use today about hearts that do not mean the physical heart such as "He's got a lot of heart," or "the heart of the matter," or "have a heart" are just a few. The heart refers to the emotions of human beings. Likewise, the mind can be used to described the thought processes or thoughts of human beings. The heart is that part of man that both thinks and feels. It is passion. 7 “Listen to me, you who know righteousness,the people in whose heart is my law;fear not the reproach of man,nor be dismayed at their revilings. Isaiah 51:7 12 “Yet even now,” declares the Lord,“return to me with all your heart,with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; Joel 2:12 If we are to be God's people, you must have a passion and desire for God. You must put Him, and His Word, in your heart. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 As a Christian, God's peace, which is so great we can't understand it completely, will guard our hearts and minds so that we think right and we do right. The opposite thinking comes from the heart as well, but what are you putting in your heart (Matt 15:18-20)? Make sure your heart is set on God. II. What is forgiveness? 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. Matthew 26:27-28 Jesus Christ had a forgiving heart. He loved us so much He was willing to leave His Father to come to earth to be crucified so that we might be saved. God forgives us through the blood of His Son, Jesus. III. What is an unforgiving heart? Somebody who refuses to forgive someone else for something they did or didn't do. Christ's teachings disagree with this attitude. Having an unforgiving heart can do a lot of damage to oneself. This is a very serious matter. 25 And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.” Mark 11:25 Having an unforgiving heart can and will destroy your heart and your soul. Do not continue in this lifestyle. Holding a grudge will not destroy them, but it will destroy you. Is it worth it? 14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Matthew 6:14-15 IV. What is a forgiving heart? When Jeremiah was prophesying about the New Covenant which was to come (Jer 31:31-34), He says the following: For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” Jeremiah 31:34b Our God is a forgiving God. Our Savior is a forgiving Savior. If our God is a forgiving God, then what must we be as Christians? If Christ forgives, we must also forgive. 12 and forgive us our debts,as we also have forgiven our debtors. Matthew 6:12 "...forgive, and you will be forgiven;" Luke 6:37c 12 Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, 13 bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Colossians 3:12-13 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 Forgiveness is NECESSARY if you are going to be acceptable to God. If you want to enter the kingdom of Heaven, you must learn to forgive. You must have a forgiving heart. Do not let an unforgiving heart decide the fate of your soul.
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I. Introduction If you were going to attack the foundation of Christianity, what would be the first place to start? Attacking the validit... Read More
I. Introduction If you were going to attack the foundation of Christianity, what would be the first place to start? Attacking the validity of Jesus Christ. Was Jesus Christ a real historical person? Did He really claim to be the Son of God? Was He what He claimed to be? There have been a number of movies and shows recently that have attacked the validity of Jesus Christ such as "The Beast" (2005), "The Da Vinci Code" (2006), "The God Who Wasn't There" (2005), and "Angels & Demons" (2009). Hollywood loves to push a humanistic world-view upon its viewers. Does the evidence in place support Jesus Christ or is there a lack of evidence to prove his existence? II. The Bible The earlier lessons we have proven the validity of the Bible as God's inspired Word. What does the Bible say about Jesus Christ? 1. Jesus Christ Jesus Christ claims to be the Son of God John 5:17-20; 10:27-33 Luke 18:9-14 2. The Apostles The Apostles claimed that Jesus Christ was the Son of God Matt 16:13-16; Acts 2:36 3. The Messianic Prophecies Perhaps the strongest arguments for the existence and proof of Jesus Christ is all the prophecies about Him in the Bible. There are more than 300 Messianic prophecies about Jesus Christ written hundreds and even thousands of years before He walked the Earth that all came true. Here are just some of them: Prophecy | Prediction | Fulfillment Born of a virgin | Isa 7:14 | Matt 1:18-25 Born in Bethlehem | Micah 5:2 | Matt 2:1 Lineage of Abraham | Gen 22:18 | Matt 1:1 Tribe of Judah | Gen 49:10 | Matt 1:2 From house of David | Jere 23:5 | Matt 1:1 Preach parables | Psa 78:2 | Matt 13:34 Great healer | Isa 35:5-6 | Matt 9:35 Jerusalem donkey | Zech 9:9 | Matt 21:6-11 Betrayed by friend | Psa 41:9 | Matt 10:4 30 pieces of silver | Zech 11:12 | Matt 26:15 Pierced hands | Psa 22:16 | Matt 27:35 No bones broken | Psa 34:20 | John 19:33 Casting lots | Psa 22:18 | Matt 27:35 Pierced side | Zech 12:10 | John 19:34 Rich man's tomb | Isa 53:9 | Matt 27:57-60 While these prophecies may not prove Jesus walked the Earth to unbelievers, they provide powerful testimony to the inspiration of the Bible and Christ's deity. Continue to Part 2...
Tech363
“We live in a noisy, busy world. Silence and solitude are not twentieth-century words. They fit the era of Victorian lace, high-button sh... Read More
“We live in a noisy, busy world. Silence and solitude are not twentieth-century words. They fit the era of Victorian lace, high-button shoes, and kerosene lamps better than our age of television, video arcades, and joggers wired with earphones. We have become a people with an aversion to quiet and uneasiness with being alone.” - Jean Fleming Silence & solitude... 1)... 2)Solitude shows a trust in God over everything else (v38-39) "Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward Voice till you learn to recognize it. Stop trying to compete with others. Give yourself to God, and then be what and who you are without regard to what others think." - A W Tozer 3) Helps us hear Gods voice and focus on the mission (v42) 4) Prepares us for the struggle ahead (v44-46) "There are times when solitude is better than society, and silence is wiser than speech. We should be better Christians if we were more alone, waiting upon God, and gathering through meditation on His Word spiritual strength for labour in his service." -C H Spurgeon The one hour challenge: be alone, be quiet, be strengthened
Angie Thompson DeSarro
9/6/15 Jake Richardson I. Definition of Self-Control A. 7 Deadly Sins 1. Lust 2.Glutton... Read More
9/6/15 Jake Richardson I. Definition of Self-Control A. 7 Deadly Sins 1. Lust 2.Gluttony 3. Greed 4. Sloth 5. Wrath 6. Envy 7. Pride B. We are bought with a price. C. I need God in the center of my life. D. The Holy Spirit resides in us. II. The Demand for Self-Control A. God commands us to have self-control. B. Moses had a lack of self-control. 1. Never saw the Promised Land III. The Demonstration of Self-Control A. Jesus is our example. B. We must be an example to others. C. We must not seek revenge. D. Don't avoid pain, uncomfort, and punishment E. Jesus was focused on his goal with self-control. IV. The Development of Self-Control A. Pray consistently over our emotions B. Ask God daily for help. C. Look to Him for Support. D. God isn't finished with us yet!!
lavines
Simon was a "clean" leper, leprosy not active at this time or he would have been an outcast.
Simon was a "clean" leper, leprosy not active at this time or he would have been an outcast.
cenyaw
This was my prayer this morning simple but yet sincere. I know I must acknowledge fully what gift he has instilled me to share visions w... Read More
This was my prayer this morning simple but yet sincere. I know I must acknowledge fully what gift he has instilled me to share visions with his people to glorify You GOD! Read this in its entirety for me to understand.
Chitz Legaspi
Church - its the right place to be. Our week's not complete till we mKe it our goal to honor the Lord's day and nourish our soul; the h... Read More
Church - its the right place to be. Our week's not complete till we mKe it our goal to honor the Lord's day and nourish our soul; the helpthat we need for the trials we face will come as we worship and draw on God's grace. We all need Christian fellowship to built us up and hold us up. Dear Lord, we want to be a testimony for You. Give us wisdom to know when to speak or not speak, and what to say or not say. Thank You, Holy Spirit, for Your direction today. Silence can be one tool in evangelism.
julian Houston
Passover blood of a 1 yr old lamb with out blemish. They did not kill Christ. He laid his life down. Supper is the mercies of God. New ... Read More
Passover blood of a 1 yr old lamb with out blemish. They did not kill Christ. He laid his life down. Supper is the mercies of God. New covenant
Chitz Legaspi
God's will not mine, that is my goal when I bow down to Him in prayer; I know He'll.do what deems best when I cast on Him my care. Your ... Read More
God's will not mine, that is my goal when I bow down to Him in prayer; I know He'll.do what deems best when I cast on Him my care. Your will be done.
Frazier Beard II
Because of his betrayal of Jesus he missed a lot. 1. Missed the resurrection. 2. Missed heaven. Only way to heaven is through Jesus--... Read More
Because of his betrayal of Jesus he missed a lot. 1. Missed the resurrection. 2. Missed heaven. Only way to heaven is through Jesus--what do you do with Jesus? 3. missed the joy of forgiveness. Mat 27:3 Judas know what he had done was a sin. Forgiveness requires recognition, remorse, repent, accept forgiveness, change. Note: remorse is not enough. judas missed forgiveness. 4. Missed the peace of God. Jesus came to the disciples in the secret room and comforted them. Allow Jesus to stand in your misted. Only peace is through Jesus. Because Peter who denied Jesus repented and accepted forgiveness he changed the world. 5. Missed a ministry of change to the world. Growth of the Kingdom. Missed God's plan for your life. Summary: all that Judas missed is available to you. Choosing to fight jesus means you loss.
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