Today's Agenda:
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane
Jesus’ Last Healing Miracle: Malchus’ ear
His Disciples Forsake Jesus and Run
Jesus is Bound and Led Away
Jesus is Condemned to Die
Peter Denies Jesus, as Predicted
‘Are You the Son of God?’
Judas Hangs Himself
Jesus before Pilate, the Roman Governor
Jesus is Sent to Herod; Then Back to Pilate
Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said unto them, ‘All of you shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, “I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.” (Zech. 13:7) 32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.’

33 Peter answered and said unto him, ‘Though all men shall be offended because of you, yet will I never be offended.’

34 Jesus said unto him, ‘Verily I say unto you, that this night, before the cock crow, you shall deny me thrice.’

35 Peter said unto him, ‘Though I should die with you, yet will I not deny you.’ Likewise also said all the disciples.

36 Then Jesus came with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said unto the disciples, ‘Sit here, while I go and pray yonder.’

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then he said unto them, ‘My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death. Stay here, and watch with me.’

39 And he went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, ‘O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as you will.’

40 And he came unto the disciples, and found them asleep, and said unto Peter, ‘What, could you not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that you enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, ‘O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, your will be done.’
43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy. 44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words.

Luke 22:43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. 45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow.

46 And said unto them, Why sleep? Rise and pray, lest you enter into temptation.

Matthew 26:46 Rise, let us be going. Behold, he is at hand that betrays me.’

Judas’ Betrayal Moment

John 18:2-9 - And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place (where they were): for Jesus often resorted there with his disciples. 3 Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, comes there with lanterns and torches and weapons.

4 Jesus therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said unto them, ‘Whom do you seek?’

5 They answered him, ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’ Jesus said unto them, ‘I am he.’ And Judas also, which betrayed him, stood with them.

6 As soon then as he had said unto them, ‘I am he’, they went backward, and fell to the ground.

7 Then asked he them again, ‘Whom do you seek?’ And they said, ‘Jesus of Nazareth.’

8 Jesus answered, ‘I have told you that I am he: if therefore you seek me, let these go their way.’ 9 that the saying might be fulfilled, which he spoke, ‘Of them which you gave me have I lost none.’

Jesus’ Last Healing Miracle: Malchus’ ear

Matthew 26:48-51 - Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, ‘Whoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast.’

49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, ‘Hail, Master’; and kissed him.
Luke 22:48-49 - But Jesus said unto him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of man with a kiss?’

49 When they which were about him saw what would follow, they said unto him, ‘Lord, shall we smite with the sword?’

John 18:10- Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it, and smote the high priest's servant, and cut off his right ear. (The servant's name was Malchus.)
Luke 22:51- And Jesus answered and said, ‘Suffer (with me) thus far.’ And he touched his ear, and healed him.

Matthew 26:52-56a - Then said Jesus unto him, ‘Put up again your sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 53 Do you think that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? 54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?’

His Disciples Forsake Jesus and Run

55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, ‘Are you come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and you laid no hold on me. 56a But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.

Luke 22:53 ‘When I was daily with you in the temple, you stretched forth no hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.’

Matthew 26:56b Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Mark 14:51-52 And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

Jesus is Bound and Led Away

John 18:12-14 - Then the band and the captain and officers of the Jews took Jesus, and bound him, 13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest that same year. 14 Now Caiaphas was he, which gave counsel to the Jews that it was expedient that one man should die for the people.

Matthew 26:57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58 But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.

59 Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death; 60 But found none: yes, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none.

At the last came two false witnesses, 61 And said, ‘This fellow said, “I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.” ’

John 18:19-23 The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine.

20 Jesus answered him, ‘I spoke openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, where the Jews always resort; and in secret I have said nothing. 21 Why ask me? Ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them: behold, they know what I said.’

22 And when he had thus spoken, one of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, ‘Is this how you answer the high priest?’ 23 Jesus answered him, ‘If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why do you smite me?’

Jesus is Condemned to Die

Mark 14:53, 55-65 - And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. 55 And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

56 For many bore false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together. 57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying, 58 ‘We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.’ 59 But neither so did their witness agree together.

60 And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, ‘Are you going to answer nothing? What is it which these witness against you?’ 61 But he held his peace, and answered nothing.

Again the high priest asked him, and said unto him, ‘Are you the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?’

62 And Jesus said, ‘I am: and you shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.’

63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and said, ‘What do we need any further witnesses for? 64 You have heard the blasphemy: what do you think?’ And they all condemned him to be guilty unto death.

Matthew 26:67 Then they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, ‘Prophesy unto us, Christ, ‘Who is he that smote you?’

Peter Denies Jesus, as Predicted

John 18:15-18 - And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then that other disciple went out, which was known unto the high priest, and spoke unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.

17 Then said the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, ‘Aren’t you also one of this man's disciples?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ 18 And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

Matthew 26:71-75

71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, ‘This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.’ 72 And again he denied with an oath, ‘I do not know the man.’

73 And after a while came unto him they that stood by, and said to Peter, ‘Surely you also are one of them; for your speech betrays you.’ 74 Then he began to curse and to swear, saying, ‘I know not the man.’

And immediately the cock crowed. Luke 22:61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter.

And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, ‘Before the cock crows, you shall deny me thrice.’ Matthew 26:75b And he went out, and wept bitterly.

‘Are You the Son of God?’

Luke 22:66-71 - And as soon as it was day, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying, 67 ‘Are you the Christ? Tell us.’

And he said unto them, ‘If I tell you, you will not believe: 68 And if I also ask you, you will not answer me, nor let me go. 69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God.’

70 Then they all said, ‘Are you then the Son of God?’

And he said unto them, ‘You say that I am.’

71 And they said, ‘Why do we need any further witnesses? We have heard it from his own mouth.’

Judas Hangs Himself

Matthew 27:3-10 - Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 Saying, ‘I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.’ And they said, ‘What is that to us? You see to that yourself.’

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. 6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, ‘It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.’ 7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Acts 1:18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of his iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. 19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, ‘Aceldama’, that is to say, ‘The field of blood.’ 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein: and his bishopric let another take.’

Matthew 27:8 That is why the field was called, ‘The field of blood’, unto this day. 9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, ‘And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value; 10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.’

Jesus before Pilate, the Roman Governor

John 18:28-38 - Then they led Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves didn’t go into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover. 29 Pilate then went out unto them, and said, ‘What accusation do you bring against this man?’

30 They answered and said unto him, ‘If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto you.’

31 Then said Pilate unto them, ‘Take him, and judge him according to your law.’ The Jews therefore said unto him, ‘It is not lawful for us to put any man to death.’

32 This was done that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spoke, signifying what death he should die. 33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, ‘Are you the King of the Jews?’

34 Jesus answered him, ‘Did you say this thing of yourself, or did others tell you of me?’

35 Pilate answered, ‘Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered you unto me: what have you done?’

36 Jesus answered, ‘My Kingdom is not of this world: if my Kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my Kingdom not from here.’

37 Pilate therefore said unto him, ‘Are you a king then?’

Jesus answered, ‘You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause I came into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice.’

38 Pilate said unto him, ‘What is truth?’ And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and said unto them, ‘I find in him no fault at all.’

Matthew 27:12-14 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 13 Then said Pilate unto him, ‘Don’t you hear how many things they witness against you?’ 14 And he answered him to never a word, insomuch that the governor marveled greatly.

Luke 23:5-12 And they were more fierce, saying, ‘He stirs up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place.’
6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. 7 And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time.

Jesus is Sent to Herod; Then Back to Pilate

Luke 23:5-8 - And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

9 Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 11 And Herod with his men of war set him at nothing, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. 12 And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.

Mark 15:6-8 - Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. 7 And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. 8 And the multitude crying aloud began to desire him to do as he had ever done unto them.

Luke 23:13-15 - And Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14 Said unto them, ‘You have brought this man unto me, as one that perverts the people: and, behold, I, having examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof you accuse him: 15 No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.’
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