Tuesday has arrived. In today's section of Scripture we find Jesus in some of his last moments with his friends as he gives them (and us) a visual and tangible picture of what his death would mean and how we can remember him. We hope you have an incredible day carrying with you this story.
CONNECT (Take time to write down responses to these questions or discuss in your group)
_ What is one thing you are grateful for that happened yesterday? What is one thing you are feeling overwhelmed about that is happening today?
_ What is one way you see Jesus working in the lives of those you are walking with, what opportunities will you have to pray, serve or share the love of Jesus with them?
_ Take some time to thank and praise God for who He is, and pray for conviction in the lives of people who are in need of his grace.
DISCOVER [ Mark 14.10-25 ]
10 Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. 11 And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.12 And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?”13 And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, 14 and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” 16 And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
17 And when it was evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.” 19 They began to be sorrowful and to say to him one after another, “Is it I?” 20 He said to them, “It is one of the twelve, one who is dipping bread into the dish with me. 21 For the Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”
22 And as they were eating, he took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to them, and said, “Take; this is my body.” 23 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, and they all drank of it. 24 And he said to them, “This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many. 25 Truly, I say to you, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
+ WHAT is this passage saying and what do we learn?
_ What happens in vs. 10-11?
_ What connection is Mark making between Jesus' last dinner with his friends and Passover in vs. 12-16?
_ What does Passover celebrate?
_ What does Jesus predict will happen in vs. 17-21?
_ In vs. 22-25 what does Jesus parallel the bread and cup to?
_ How does this bread and cup relate to Passover?
_ What good-news is Jesus foretelling in this passage?
+ HOW does this passage convict you of an area of sin in your life and how does Jesus lead you to respond in obedience today? (Consider areas you are living judgmental or not understanding beauty, what is one area of your life Jesus wants to change in you)
+ WHO in your life are you intentionally walking with that you might share what you learned with today? (e.g., family, friends, co-workers or neighbors you are walking with to discover the message Jesus)