Last supper – Mid-Week Bible Study by Crossing Barriers Ministry

Jesus went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover. As He entered the city the crowds came and welcome Him with a parade shouting blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord. (Luke 19:38) Jesus went to the temple and threw out all the money changers and said, my Father’s house will be a house of prayer, but you have made it a den of robbers. (Luke 19:46) The Jewish leaders argued with Jesus and secretly determined to kill him.  Do you remember the Passover? What was its purpose? The Jews had celebrated Passover as an annual feast.  Jesus planned to observe the last Passover with His disciples before His death.Today’s message come from Luke 22:1-24 / John 13:1-17 / Luke 22:35-38

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On the outside of this scenario, the chief priests and the scribes were trying to figure out a way to kill off Jesus. Jesus on the other hand felt that the coming Passover would be special as it would be his last prior to his death, (Luke 22:1-6)

Jesus had more pressing matters on his mind, the preparations for the coming Passovers. Jesus gave Peter and John instructions for the preparations, where to go, who to see, and what to say. (Luke 22:7-13)

After all the disciples and Jesus had gathered in the room for the Passover, Jesus took a basin and started washing the disciple’s feet. When it came time for Simon Peter’s turn, the disciple felt that Jesus should not was his feet but the other way around. Jesus replied that if He did not wash his feet then Peter would not be part of Him. (John 13:1-12)

Upon completion of His task, Jesus return to the table. He explained to the disciples that if a master washed the servant’s feet, then the servant should wash the master’s feet.  You are to follow by example and that no servant is greater than his Lord.                     (John 13:13-17)

Jesus had informed the disciples that one of them would betray him. After much murmuring between themselves, Peter ask Jesus who it was. Jesus says that it is who he hands the sop to at which time he dips it and hands it to Judas.  (John 13:21-26)

Now Jesus was reclining at the table at the time of the Passover where He informed the disciples that he would suffer. He took the cup and raised it, gave thanks and told the disciples to pass it around them as he stated, “This is my blood poured out for you”. Then He took the bread, gave thanks and broke the bread saying, “this is my body given to you, do this in remembrance of me”. (Luke 22:14-20)

At the completion of the meal, the disciples were discussing among themselves of whom was the greatest. Jesus explained to them that the greatest of them all is the one that becomes like the youngest and that leads but also serves.

Questions to be answered:

  1. What did we learn about God in this story?
  2. What do we learn about man/ourselves in this story?
  3. What did you learn new in this story?
  4. What should I do differently because of this story?

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