05 July 2020 (am) – Mark 14:12-26
|Andy Bruins preaching from Mark on Sunday 5th July 2020.|
Mark 14:12-25 Not a victim.
It is Passover. Jesus has everything prepared because this last supper will be a very important event.
At this meal, Jesus predicts his betrayal without singling out the traitor and then goes on to instigate the Supper.
It’s a fantastic sweep of intentional planning on behalf of the Godhead! The Passover pointed forward to the Lamb of God who would give His life as the saviour of the world, and the Supper will commemorate the greatest of all deliverances whilst also anticipating the final consummation of the Kingdom of God.
Summary: Jesus was not a victim of History. The Crucifixion was not an accident. Everything about Jesus’s last hours were perfectly in accordance with the God’s salvation plan.
Q Jesus has been popularly portrayed as a great teacher who over-reached himself and became the victim of powers beyond His control. In what ways do these verses powerfully declare that this was not the case?
Q Read v21 Why do you think Jesus doesn’t specifically identify the traitor? (cf. Matthew 26:25, John 13:27)
Q Take a look at 1 Corinthians 11:23-30. What do the bread and the cup represent at the Lord’s Supper? Who is this Supper for? Who is it not for?
Q How did the Passover feast point to a greater fulfilment that would be seen in Jesus?
Q Read v25. How does this statement from Jesus confirm that He was in complete control of what is about to happen?