Betrayal (Luke 22:1-6)
Introduction: Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
The Religious Context: (22:1) Preparations for Christ’s passover sacrifice were necessary.
The Religious Motivation: (22:2) Plots were necessary to put Jesus to death because He was innocent and popular.
The Satanic Motivation: (22:3) The plot to kill Jesus was ultimately a Satanic scheme.
The Financial Motivation: (22:4-5) The plot to kill Jesus was superficially a monetary scheme.
The Private Context: (22:6) Preparations for Christ’s betrayal were carried out in private.
In the sovereign plan of God Satan, religious leaders, and friends conspired to betray Jesus.
- Monday: Exodus 12:1-13
- Tuesday: Exodus 12:14-22
- Wednesday: Exodus 12:23-32
- Thursday: Exodus 12:42-51
- Friday: Luke 22:7-20
Next Steps from Today’s message
- I will commit to resist the schemes of Satan.
- I will ground myself in truth so that I may resist lies.
- I will pray for Alan Greenwood and his wife Laura, as he joins our staff.
- I will attend the Bible Study Methods class June 20, 2015.
Home church questions
- Read the Passage.
- Review the Message.
- Why do the chief priests fear the people? Why do they think killing Jesus will help?
- What does the entrance of Satan reveal about the larger story at play in this moment?
- What would it take for you to sell out? Could you be a martyr for your faith?
- How does Jesus represent the Passover Lamb (see Exodus 12)?
- How do you balance Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility? (Remember, this is a highly debatable topic so be open for discussion and different understandings. Be curious rather than argumentative.)
- How could Judas have been so deceived?
- What role does money play in religious betrayal and deception?
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