Completing the events of Tuesday evening, Jesus said, “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified” (Matt. 26:1-2). He predicted that He would suffer and die for the sins of the world. This chapter describes the events leading up to the cross. It begins with a plot to kill Jesus by the chief priests and the scribes involving Judas. The disciples were sent into Jerusalem to prepare the feast. At the feast, Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper. After discussions with His disciples, Jesus went out to the Mount of Olives and prayed. There he was betrayed and arrested. Having been taken back into Jerusalem, Peter denied him and Jesus was beaten before the Sanhedrin.
- The chief priests and scribes
- Peter and John
Plot against Jesus
Conspires with them to betray Jesus
Prepare the Passover
Institutes His supper and prays in garden
Arrest Jesus and take Him to Sanhedrin
Denies Jesus before Jesus is beaten
- Upper room in Jerusalem
- Garden of Gethsemene
Where Jesus eats the Passover with His disciples
Where Jesus prays and is arrested; at the Mount of Olives east of and outside Jerusalem
Where Jesus is mocked and beaten
We learn here the true meaning and significance of the Lord’s Supper.
Jesus teaches that even in the most severe of earthly suffering, we should pray “Not my will, but Thine be done.”
We see in Peter not to quit serving Jesus even though we may have failed in the past.