The Story (Part 2)

Real Life Apr 04, 2010

On the first day of Unleavened bread, when they sacrifice the Passover lamb, His disciples asked Him, “Where d you want us to go and prepare the Passover so You may eat it?

So He sent two of His disciples and told them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a water jug will meet you. Follow him. Wherever he enters, tell the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room for Me to eat the Passover with My disciples?”‘ He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there.” So the Disciples went out, entered the city, and found it just as He had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

When evening came, he arrived with the Twelve. While they were reclining and eating, Jesus said, “I assure you: One of you will betray me –one who is eating with Me!”

They began to be distressed and say to Him one by one, “Surely not I?”

He said to them, “It is one of the Twelve –the one who is dipping bread with Me in the owl. For the Son of Man will go just as it is written about 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.”

As they were eating, He took bread and blessed and broke it, gave it to them and said, “Take it; this is My body.”

Then He took a cup, and after giving thanks, He gave it to them, and so they all drank from it. He said to them, “This is My blood that establishes the covenant; it is shed for many. I assure you: I will no longer drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it in a new way in the kingdom of God”. After singing psalms, they went out to the mount of Olives.

Then Jesus said to them “All of you will run away, because it is written

I will strike the Shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.

But after I have been resurrected, I will go ahead of you to Galilee.

Peter told Him, “Even if everyone runs away, I will certainly not!”

“I assure you,” Jesus said to him, “today, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times!”

But he kept insisting, “If I have to die with You, I will never deny You!” And they all said the same thing.

(Mark 14:12-31 HCSB)

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