Featured Passage: Matthew 26
Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem did not sit well with the chief priests and elders. Besides, not many days before that, Jesus had resurrected Lazarus from the dead in front of a host of witnesses. Many of the people started to believe that Jesus was the prophesied Messiah, and the religious rulers were determined that He must be stopped. They looked for an opportunity to take Him without the people knowing it, and the opportunity presented itself.
- What happened when Jesus and His disciples were at the house of Simon the leper? Why were the disciples upset by this?
- What was Judas promised for his betrayal? Where in the Bible is there a prophecy that this would happen?
- Where did Jesus and the disciples eat the Passover meal?
- How did Jesus tell the disciples to prepare for what was about to happen to Him? How did they respond? What did Jesus say Peter would do?
- What did Christ do to prepare for what was about to happen?
- Who came to arrest Jesus? How did the Jews know who Jesus was to arrest Him? What did the disciples do?
- What crime did the high priest and elders say Jesus had committed? Was Christ guilty of that crime? Why or why not?
“He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, ‘O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.’”