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Luke 22:47-53: Betrayal and Arrest

OUTLINE Judas’s kiss Peter’s zeal Jesus’s rebuke INTRODUCTION We come to the story of the greatest betrayal in history, the betrayal of Judas. Judas’s act was so wicked that his name is now a proverb, when someone betrays us we call them a ‘Judas’. Despite this section describing the worst act a human being has ever done against the Savior, we are not viewing Christ as a victim but as the God appointed Suffering Savior. Someone has asked the question: if Christ only needed to die for our sins, why then did He have to be arrested, tried, tortured...


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Luke 22:31-38: Preparing the Disciples: Part Two

OUTLINE Christ warns us of satanic testing Christ prepares us for new ministry conditions Christ interprets for us His coming death INTRODUCTION If you have ever gone away and had to leave your kids on their own, you will know the type of preparations you made for them. You will have done a final clean of the house; you will have left a list of instructions, and contact details on the fridge; you will have pre-cooked and frozen some meals just in case; you will have stocked the cupboards; you will have got some friends to pop in on...


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Luke 22:21-30: Preparing the Disciples: Part One

OUTLINE Exposing a false disciple Explaining true discipleship Encouraging faithful disciples INTRODUCTION If you knew you were having your last meal with your loved ones before you died, what would you say to them at this meal? We know of several things that happened at Jesus’s last meal with His disciples. We know that Jesus washed the disciple’s feet. We know He gave the new Commandment. We know that He instituted the Lord’s Supper. In John’s gospel we have what is called the Upper Room discourse where Jesus lectures on many deep and wonderful topics including the coming and...


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Luke 22:14-20: The Lord’s Supper

OUTLINE Final Passover First Communion INTRODUCTION We come to the celebration of the Passover in the Upper Room, and what is the last Passover, will become the institution of the first Lord’s Supper. What would have been merely another Passover for the apostles, is the penultimate Passover for Christ. What would have been a quirky and idiosyncratic Passover for the disciples was in fact the beginning of a new institution, marking the beginning of a new age, and a new practice for a new people of God. What was thought to be the remembrance of past deliverance was in...


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Luke 22:1-13 The Betrayal of Christ

OUTLINE The timing The plotting The planning INTRODUCTION We enter now into the last 24 hours of Jesus life before His death on Friday at 3pm in what are called the Passion narratives. I feel a great weight of responsibility as we enter this section. I am deeply aware that everything in the Bible leads to and from the moment of Christ dying on the cross. Thousands of years of expectation, with prophecies and promises and types are all pointing to this moment. Pray for me as we proceed that God will give me the ability to bring the...


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