GateWay Church of Visalia
Philosopher Jesus
Sam Nicholson Thursday, Nov 10, 2022
Locations & Times
  • GateWay Church
    1100 S Sowell St, Visalia, CA 93277, USA
    Thursday 6:45 PM
The Ultimate Act of Betrayal and the Ultimate Act of Love…
Preparing the Passover
1Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was approaching. 2And the chief priests and the scribes were trying to find a way to put Him to death, since they were afraid of the people. 3And Satan entered Judas, the one called Iscariot, who belonged to the number of the twelve. 4And he left and discussed with the chief priests and officers how he was to betray Him to them. 5And they were delighted, and agreed to give him money. 6And so he consented, and began looking for a good opportunity to betray Him to them away from the crowd.
- παραδίδωμι (paradidomee) – means to “betray” or “to give into the hands of another”
o Betrayal is a violation of a relationship
- Judas is the believer who was never a believer at all…
o Is Satan to blame, or is Judas?
7Now the first day of Unleavened Bread came, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. 8And so Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, so that we may eat it.” 9They said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare it?” 10And He said to them, “When you have entered the city, a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you; follow him into the house that he enters. 11And you shall say to the owner of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room in which I may eat the Passover with My disciples?” ’ 12And he will show you a large, furnished upstairs room; prepare it there.” 13And they left and found everything just as He had told them; and they prepared the Passover.
The Lord’s Supper
14When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. 15And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16for I say to you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves; 18for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine from now on until the kingdom of God comes.” 19And when He had taken some bread and given thanks, He broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body, which is being given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 20And in the same way He took the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup, which is poured out for you, is the new covenant in My blood.
- God uses our bad for good, and our good for good…
- Jesus died for all people!
21But behold, the hand of the one betraying Me is with Mine on the table. 22For indeed, the Son of Man is going as it has been determined; but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” 23And they began to debate among themselves which one of them it was who was going to do this.
- Woe to those who know Jesus, and continue to violate their relationship with Him
o “Sin is lurking at your door and its desire is for you, but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7
“We stumble and fall constantly even when we are most enlightened. But when we are in true spiritual darkness, we do not even know that we have fallen.” – Thomas Merton
- Everyone is given the opportunity to sit at the table with Jesus. Everyone.
o We choose whether or not we put our faith in Jesus …
All People have value to God.
Jesus the Philosopher: Answers for Life
Luke 22:1-23, November 10, 2022
Prayer Requests:
Read out loud: Luke 22:1-23
Does it frustrate you that Jesus died for all people? (Though not everyone will accept this)
How does it shape my life, knowing that God values all people this way? What actions do I need to take to show that all people have value?
Prayerfully consider, in what ways do I need to continue growing in my relationship with God? Is there anything I am avoiding in giving to God?

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