Maundy Thursday

 
Maundy Thursday
Fifth Day of Holy Week
[The Passion of Christ]
 
 
Prepare the Passover
 
7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover [lamb] had to be slain. 8 So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying,  Go and prepare for us the Passover meal, that we may eat it. 
9 They said to Him, Where do You want us to prepare [it]?
10 He said to them, Behold, when you have gone into the city, a man carrying an earthen jug or pitcher of water will meet you; follow him into the house which he enters, 11 And say to the master of the house, The Teacher asks you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover [meal] with My disciples? 12 And he will show you a large room upstairs, furnished [with carpets and with couches properly spread]; there make [your] preparations.
13 And they went and found it [just] as He had said to them; and they made ready the Passover [supper].  
Luke 22:7-13 AMP
 
Passover Eaten
 
14 And when the hour came, [Jesus] reclined at table, and the apostles with Him. 15 And He said to them, I have earnestly and intensely desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 For I say to you, I shall eat it no more until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God. Luke 22:14-16
 
Jealousy Among Disciples is Rebuked
 
24 Now an eager contention arose among them [as to] which of them was considered and reputed to be the greatest. 25 But Jesus said to them, The kings of the Gentiles are deified by them and exercise lordship [ruling as emperor-gods] over them; and those in authority over them are called benefactors and well-doers. 26 But this is not to be so with you; on the contrary, let him who is the greatest among you become like the youngest, and him who is the chief and leader like one who serves. 27 For who is the greater, the one who reclines at table (the master), or the one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am in your midst as One Who serves. 
28 And you are those who have remained [throughout] and persevered with Me in My trials; 29 And as My Father has appointed a kingdom and conferred it on Me, so do I confer on you [the privilege and decree], 30 That you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.  
Luke 22:24-30 AMP
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Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet
 
1 Now before the feast of the passover, Jesus knowing that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto his Father, having loved his own that were in the world, he loved them unto the end. 
2 And during supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him, 3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all the things into his hands, and that he came forth from God, and goeth unto God, 4 riseth from supper, and layeth aside his garments; and he took a towel, and girded himself. 5 Then he poureth water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. 6 So he cometh to Simon Peter. He saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, “What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt understand hereafter. 
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, “If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.”
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. 
10 Jesus saith to him, “He that is bathed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all. 11 For he knew him that should betray him; therefore said he, “Ye are not all clean.” 
12 So when he had washed their feet, and taken his garments, and sat down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you? 13 Ye call me, Teacher, and, Lord: and ye say well; for so I am. 14 If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that ye also should do as I have done to you. 16 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, a servant is not greater than his lord; neither one that is sent greater than he that sent him.” 17 “If ye know these things, blessed are ye if ye do them.   John 13:1-17 ASV

 
 

Jesus Reveals Judas
 
18 “I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled: He that eateth my bread lifted up his heel against me. 19 From henceforth I tell you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. 20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.”
21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in the spirit, and testified, and said, “Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.” 22 The disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
23 There was at the table reclining in Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. 24 Simon Peter therefore beckoneth to him, and saith unto him, Tell us who it is of whom he speaketh.
25 He leaning back, as he was, on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus therefore answereth, “He it is, for whom I shall dip the sop, and give it him. So when he had dipped the sop, he taketh and giveth it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. 27 And after the sop, then entered Satan into him. Jesus therefore saith unto him, What thou doest, do quickly. 28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. 29 For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus said unto him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
30 He then having received the sop went out straightway: and it was night. John 13:18-30 ASV

 
 

Jesus Warns of Desertion
 
27 And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away this night [that is, you will be caused to stumble and will begin to distrust and desert Me], for it stands written, 

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

28 But after I am raised [to life], I will go before you into Galilee.” 
29 But Peter said to Him, Even if they all fall away and are caused to stumble and distrust and desert You, yet I will not [do so]!
30 And Jesus said to him, “Truly I tell you, this very night, before a cock crows twice, you will utterly deny Me [disclaiming all connection with Me] three times.” 
31 But [Peter] said more vehemently and repeatedly, [Even] if it should be necessary for me to die with You, I will not deny or disown You!
     And they all kept saying the same thing.
Mark 14:27-31 AMP

 
 

Jesus Establishes the Lord’s Supper
 
17 And He took a cup, and when He had given thanks, He said, “Take this and divide and distribute it among yourselves; 18 For I say to you that from now on I shall not drink of the fruit of the vine at all until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 Then He took a loaf [of bread], and when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and gave it to them saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
20 And in like manner, He took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new testament or covenant [ratified] in My blood, which is shed (poured out) for you.” Luke 22:17-20 AMP

 
 

Jesus’ Last Sermon to His Disciples* (in the Upper Room)
 
The Way, the Truth, and the Light
 
1 "Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 "In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 "And where I go you know, and the way you know."
5 Thomas said to Him, "Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?"
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. 
John 14:1-6 NKJV
 
The Father Revealed.
     
See John 14:7-11 NKJV
 
The Answered Prayer
     
See John 14:12-14 NKJV 
 
Jesus Promises Another Helper
     
See John 14:15-18 NKJV
 
Indwelling of the Father and the Son
     
See John 14:19-24 NKJV
 
The Gift of His Peace
     
See John 14:25-31 NKJV
 
The True Vine
     
See John 15:1-8 NKJV
 
Love and Joy Perfected
     
See John 15:9-17 NKJV
 
The World’s Hatred
     
See John 15:18-25 NKJV
 
The Coming Rejection
     
See John 15:26 through 16:1-4 NKJV
 
The Work of the Holy Spirit
     
See John 16:5-15 NKJV
 
Sorrow Will Turn to Joy
     
See John 15:16-24 NKJV
 
Jesus Christ Has Overcome the World
     
See John 15:25-33 NKJV
 
Jesus Prays for Himself
     
See John 17:1-5 NKJV
 
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
     
See John 17:6-19 NKJV
 
Jesus Prays for All Believers
 
20 "I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 "that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 "I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24 "Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 "O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 "And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them." 
John 17:20-26 NKJV
 
[*All of the Last Sermon of Jesus Christ to His Disciples is Written in John 14:1 through 17:26 NKJV]

 
 

Jesus’ Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane
 
26 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives….
 
32 Then they went to a place called Gethsemane, and He said to His disciples, Sit down here while I pray. 33 And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be struck with terror and amazement and deeply troubled and depressed. 34 And He said to them, My soul is exceedingly sad (overwhelmed with grief) so that it almost kills Me! Remain here and keep awake and be watching.
35 And going a little farther, He fell on the ground and kept praying that if it were possible the [fatal] hour might pass from Him. 36 And He was saying, “Abba, [which means] Father, everything is possible for You. Take away this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You [will].
37 And He came back and found them sleeping, and He said to Peter, “Simon, are you asleep? Have you not the strength to keep awake and watch [with Me for] one hour? 38 Keep awake and watch and pray [constantly], that you may not enter into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
39 He went away again and prayed, saying the same words. 40 And again He came back and found them sleeping, for their eyes were very heavy; and they did not know what answer to give Him.
41 And He came back a third time and said to them, Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough [of that]! The hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinful men (men whose way or nature is to act in opposition to God). 42 “Get up, let us be going! See, My betrayer is at hand!” Mark 14:26, 32-42 AMP

 
 

The Betrayal of Jesus Christ by Judas
 
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, a multitude; and he who was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them and drew near to Jesus to kiss Him. 48 But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?"
49 When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they said to Him, "Lord, shall we strike with the sword?" 50 And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.
51 But Jesus answered and said, "Permit even this." And He touched his ear and healed him.
52 Then Jesus said to the chief priests, captains of the temple, and the elders who had come to Him, "Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs? 53 "When I was with you daily in the temple, you did not try to seize Me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness." Luke 22:47-53 NKJV

 
 

Jesus Brought Before Annas
 
12 Then the detachment of soldiers with its commander and the Jewish officials arrested Jesus. They bound him 13 and brought him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be good if one man died for the people. John 18:12-14 NIV
 
19 Meanwhile, the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and his teaching.
20 "I have spoken openly to the world," Jesus replied. "I always taught in synagogues or at the temple, where all the Jews come together. I said nothing in secret. 21 Why question me? Ask those who heard me. Surely they know what I said."
22 When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby struck him in the face. "Is this the way you answer the high priest?" he demanded.
23 "If I said something wrong," Jesus replied, "testify as to what is wrong. But if I spoke the truth, why did you strike me?"
24 Then Annas sent him, still bound, to Caiaphas the high priest. John 18:19-23 NIV 

 
 

False Witnesses before Caiaphas
 
53 Jesus was led to the High Priest’s home where all of the chief priests and other Jewish leaders soon gathered. 54 Peter followed far behind and then slipped inside the gates of the high priest’s residence and crouched beside a fire among the servants.
55 Inside, the chief priests and the whole Jewish Supreme Court were trying to find something against Jesus that would be sufficient to condemn him to death. But their efforts were in vain. 56 Many false witnesses volunteered, but they contradicted each other.
57 Finally some men stood up to lie about him and said, 58 "We heard him say, ‘I will destroy this Temple made with human hands and in three days I will build another, made without human hands!’" 59 But even then they didn’t get their stories straight!

60 Then the High Priest stood up before the Court and asked Jesus, "Do you refuse to answer this charge? What do you have to say for yourself?" 61 To this Jesus made no reply. Then the High Priest asked him. "Are you the Messiah, the Son of God?" 
62 Jesus said, "I am, and you will see me sitting at the right hand of God, and returning to earth in the clouds of heaven."
63 Then the High Priest tore at his clothes and said, "What more do we need? Why wait for witnesses? 64 You have heard his blasphemy. What is your verdict?" And the vote for the death sentence was unanimous.
65 Then some of them began to spit at him, and they blindfolded him and began to hammer his face with their fists."Who hit you that time, you prophet?" they jeered. And even the bailiffs were using their fists on him as they led him away. Mark 14:55-65 TLB
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