Bible study lessons; Matthew 26:20-25 – Easter Story

Jesus and Judas IscariotIt is called communion by many churches today, especially in the Southern parts of the USA. This Scripture reading tells about Jesus and Judas Iscariot at the last supper.

As we study the book of Matthew, we will learn how the Easter story unfolds as Jesus points to Judas as the betrayer.

The last supper seems to fit in to this case of deception and the betrayal of Jesus by one of His own disciples, Judas Iscariot.

Jesus Points Out Judas Iscariot At Last Supper

Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the twelve disciples.

As they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.”

Being deeply grieved, they each one began to say to Him, “Surely not I, Lord?”

And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.

The Son of Man is to go, just as it is written of Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born.”

And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.” – Matthew 26:20-25 NASB

Easter Story – Jesus, Judas, and Betrayal

Jesus said to him (Judas), “You have said it yourself.” – Timeline of Communion ( Lord’s Supper )

A quick note about the Passover. No one is sure of the exact date this meal took place.

Depending upon the calendar, solar or lunar, the day of Passover could have been a Wednesday which would have put the last supper on a Tuesday evening.

Jesus Knew!

How did Christ know that Judas would betray Him? The answer is really pretty simple; God knows everything.

Dipping for Bread

As was tradition, Jesus and His disciples ate their bread from a bowl used by all.

Everyone dipped their hand in the bowl so Jesus was not pointing out one particular person until it became Judas’ turn to deny.

Our Betrayal of Christ

Do we ever betray Christ? When we sin, we certainly do. The difference is that we are forgiven when we fall short.

We try to “do right” but will never be perfect – except through grace when we ask forgiveness through Christ.

We are saved not because of what we do; but because of who God is.

Isn’t the grace of God remarkable?

Love in Christ

– Bob

If you would like to find how to receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to look at John 3:16 to learn more.

 

Easter Timeline

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New American Standard Bible

New King James Version

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