Contributed on Mar 25, 2022
In Matthew 26:26-29, in preparation for the Cross, Jesus’ institution of the new memorial consisted of three primary elements: 1) The Directive (vv. 26a, 27), 2) The Doctrine (vv. 26b, 28), and 3) The Duration (v 29).
Matthew 26:26-29. 26 Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2022
In this “Dark Night of the Soul” we see the relationship between prayer and action through three things: Through 1) His Sorrow Matthew 26:36–38), 2) His Supplication (Matthew 26:39–45a), and 3) His Strength (Matthew 26:45b-46).
Matthew 26:36-46.  Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here, while I go over there and pray."  And taking with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be sorrowful and troubled.  Then he said to them, "My ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2022
1) The Attack of the Crowd (Matthew 26:47), 2) The Kiss of the Traitor (Matthew 26:48–50a), 3) The Presumption of Peter (Matthew 26:50b–53) and finally 4) The Fulfillment of Prophecy (Matthew 26:54-56).
Matthew 26:47–56. 47 While he was still speaking, Judas came, one of the twelve, and with him a great crowd with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “The one I will kiss is the man; seize him.” 49 And he came up ...read more