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JESUS THE LORD OF SINNERS

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JESUS THE LORD OF SINNERS

Luke 22:1-62
Sermon Discussion

This week Duane takes us back to the Gospel of Luke as we enter the final few days of Jesus life as observed by Dr. Luke.

With Jesus' final days on earth, one thing he makes time for is enjoying the Passover Meal with His disciples. He says he has looked forward to it since the original Passover in Exodus.

What is the most memorable meal you've had? What made it memorable?

Let's read the text (Possibly have a few people take turns reading):

Luke 22: 1-62

1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people.

3 Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. 5 And they were glad and agreed to give him money. 6 So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8 So Jesus[fn] sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” 9 They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

14 And when the hour came, he reclined at table and the apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you I will not eat it[fn] until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves. 18 For I tell you that from now on I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” 19 And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” 20 And likewise, the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood.[fn] 21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this.

24 A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. 25 And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. 26 But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest and the leader as one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.

28 “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, 29 and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, 30 that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,[fn] that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter[fn] said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus[fn] said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day until you deny three times that you know me.”

35 And he said to them, “When I sent you out with no moneybag or knapsack or sandals, did you lack anything?” They said, “Nothing.” 36 He said to them, “But now let the one who has a moneybag take it, and likewise a knapsack. And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. 37 For I tell you that this Scripture must be fulfilled in me: ‘And he was numbered with the transgressors.’ For what is written about me has its fulfillment.” 38 And they said, “Look, Lord, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.”

39 And he came out and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives, and the disciples followed him. 40 And when he came to the place, he said to them, “Pray that you may not enter into temptation.” 41 And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, 42 saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” 43 And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in agony he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, 46 and he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

47 While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, 48 but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” 49 And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?” 50 And one of them struck the servant[fn] of the high priest and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour and the power of darkness.”

54 Then they seized him and led him away, bringing him into the high priest’s house, and Peter was following at a distance. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 Then a servant girl, seeing him as he sat in the light and looking closely at him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57 But he denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know him.” 58 And a little later someone else saw him and said, “You also are one of them.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And after an interval of about an hour, still, another insisted, saying, “Certainly this man also was with him, for he too is a Galilean.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.


Was there anything that stood out to you from the passage?
Can we learn anything about who God is from the passage?

Duane had 3 points from this chapter of Luke:

The Sinners Meal
The Sinners Prayer
The Sinners Sight

THE SINNERS MEAL:
Jesus sits down with the Disciples to enjoy the Passover feast, a meal to remember what God had done for them leading them out of Egypt. Jesus instructs the disciples about the Lord's Supper or Communion and also tells them to always think of Him when they eat or drink. Every meal is supposed to be a reminder of what Jesus came to do for us.

Why do you think Jesus wanted meals to be a reminder of Him?

How do you remember Jesus work when you have a meal?

THE SINNERS PRAYER:
After the meal Jesus goes to pray on the Mount of Olives, His prayer is incredibly human and tender. Calling God "Father", showing a fear of death, and submitting to God's will.

Which of these displays of humanity Jesus models during his prayer is most shocking to you? Why?

Jesus spends a long time in prayer, showing a great sign of anxiety to the point of sweating blood. In the end, he leaves the burden of His anxiety with His Father sets out to follow his will.

Do you have something causing you anxiety that we can pray about? Is there something blocking you from following God's will for you?

THE SINNERS SIGHT:
After being arrested they take Jesus into the High Priest's house. Peter follows at a distance and waits outside by the fire where he denies knowing Jesus, just as Jesus had told him he would. Right as he finishes denying Jesus a third time he meets Jesus' eye and runs off.

Why do you think Peter ran off?
Peter denied Jesus, Judas earlier in the passage betrayed Jesus, what is the difference?

Peter was caught at a weak moment, full of fear yet Jesus loved Him still and used Peter mightily to spread the gospel.

Did you have any similar weak moments this week where you denied Jesus?

How can we encourage each other to claim and stand beside Jesus and spread the gospel as Peter eventually does?

PRAYER:
Pray with your group that we'd be looking forward to eventually enjoying a meal with Jesus again, that we would cast our anxieties on our Father and that we would be encouraged to claim Jesus in San Diego.