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May 23, 2021 1:00 am
Stu & Robby are tackling the betrayal of Jesus and the preparation for the Passover Feast this week, as they continue through Luke 22: 1-13.
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This is Hans Schild from the finishing well podcast on finishing well. We help you make godly choices about Medicare long-term care and your money. Your chosen Truth Network podcast starting in just seconds. Enjoy share it, but most of all, thank you for listening and choosing the truth. Podcast network. This is the Truth Network the plan to betray Jesus is underway and the plan to set up for the Passover feast is also underway, and that's were tackling today in Luke chapter 22 verses 1 to 13 unexperienced truth. I'm Stu Epperson welcome to our time in the words this time of the word, by the way that you're listening to on the radio. And Silverman, many awesome radio Philly securities program is also taught weekly by myself and about 10 other guys at a men's group for a bunch of messed up guys like me to go to the Bible, called Wednesday in the word at a restaurant called Dario the dead nor was her breakfast. They make us a breakfast it's awesome and it's also kinda weird to talk about unleavened bread and a burger joint heater because like imagine that I said as the guys bring out a big burger but on crackers. The unfamiliar guy.
Can you imagine that. But there were something significant really did that today with me is Robbie Moore my colleague and and brother in Christ is also the Christian car guy in he is. I agree to come back for another week to do a journey through us with Lou in Luke chapter 20 Robbie read the passage and then will pick up, where we left off and answered question okay now the feast of unleavened bread Jr which is called Passover and the chief priests and the scribes sought to how they might kill him, for they feared the people then Satan entered Judas surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the 12 so he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and the captains, how he might betray him, to them and they were glad and agreed to give him money so he promised and sought opportunity to portray him or them in the absence of the multitude. Then came the day of unleavened bread when the Passover must be killed, and he sent Peter and John saying go prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat so they said to him where you want us to prepare and he said to them, behold, when you have entered the city a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him into the house, which he enters, then you shall say to the master of the house. The teacher says to you, where's the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples that he will show you a large furnished upper room there make ready. So they went and found it just as he had said that them and they prepared the past so that is the word of God.
In lesson we talked about you know why they wanted to kill Jesus in his ongoing battle in this ongoing planning and conniving, applauding and trapping of Christ but what prevented them. Of course the crowds, they were afraid the crowds and they were they were even worse off after Jesus got through them besting them in in the rhetorical can become combat, combat on the Temple Mount. There asking them questions he could master refuting the Herodian's refuting the Pharisees refuting the scribes the lawyers when they came to him the Sadducees asking him a question to try to undermine the resurrection of Jesus comes right back Adam and uses the word of God. And just as powerful in in literally old overages as they marveled, his wisdom over organist as they could do anything to them. The crowds you ate it up and he was exposing them. He turned the tables over exposing their financial fraud and now there they've found an inside track with Judas who it says Satan entered Judas Robbie just what a question asked that question to get us going and will jump in these others and try to get through the rest of passage. How can Judas who walked with him all that time become a traitor and what is it mean that Satan entered him. So we see the hand of evil directly involved in no with this we see. Also, she Satan cast no care for people he hates people he hates you becomes a steel to kill, destroy, he comes like. Secondly, to 20 and 21 to 23 says he comes to put you in his sneer in his bondage he is it you know he wants to change you and destroy you like to look like he did with all those in Pilgrim's progress.
You know, you see that you see the evil one coming at them. It's bunion graphically demonstrates that Rob you've read the Pilgrim's progress so you have you, but you also have Judas being complicit. You have Judas opening the door.
Was it. It appealed his greed was an appeal of his power did he feel like man Peter James and John are get all the love here were in a what about me but over and over again throughout the ministry it it's in these exposing the son of perdition. He's exposed as someone who love money more than you love the things of God in over and over again. So this is in the first time we knew about this. Matthew, Mark, record the anointing incident of knowing that that the woman came and poured out you know broke out that that the brilliant expensive perfume and washed Christ's feet with her hair and Judas's response to that. That incident happened right before this, you know, so you have, Judas is where that set this up that that may have put him over the top. So here we have we turned the corner. Robbie, NASA's next question is going to get us into this plan for the Passover sweat significant about Jesus's precise instructions.
Yes. So here Christ gives gives instruction starting in verse seven, the day of the unleavened bread came in and in and in the fast Passover feast was also called the feast of unleavened bread and the Passover must be killed. He sent Peter and John. Interesting outcome of things using the Robbie first of all he sent them into see, always in his disciples into his and someone told was telling about how their daughters so excited and bold for faith and she goes into some rough places your faith. I civil maker role is how we stop raising. Omega rules you can only go with another brother or sister in Christ Jesus you she's more than him. He said the disciples into's you know twice in Luke's gospel. He sent them out on missions and it it's a miraculous things, but they went in pairs, but assessing the Peter and John are paired together that much until later in the ministry of Christ, and we I believe it's because Jesus used them mightily under the power of Holy Spirit and acts to be the ones that were leading the church and they went to the temple. The two of them did in acts chapter 3 when they had at a hill that guy that was crippled for 40 years. See Peter and John went to tell Peter and John were arrested and thrown in jail. Peter and John stood in a defense for the Sanhedrin Sedona restrict the name of Jesus. Again, it was Peter and John together then, but ironically they were similar.
John was more quiet, more pensive, more introverted, more tender.
You know more than the beloved disciple, except when he and James either wanted to be the sons of thunder but other than that Johnson is it has a different personality, then this loquacious loud alpha Peter who's a kick the door down open mouth insert foot guy all throughout Scripture. So it's interesting how Jesus of all the two disciples he didn't send James and John need and send Peter and Matthew or euro pair Peter up with another go-getter or another zealous type person. He sent Peter and John together which is really neat in the power of discipleship so much in there, but he sent them, they said, go prepare the Passover force that we may eat so they sent him this is a great question.
They said to him, where do you want us to prepare it imaginative. The vague nature of his command of Jesus. Go do this there like looking in the city for like there's a whole lot of places. There's all a lot of places we get the food.
There's a whole lot arose, we can get.
So where in the world. We can ago what you know to me is a good question and it just it speaks to Christ divine plan. So often we tell him our plans and the last right Robbie and so often we have to have this thing set up Robbie.
We need to know all the answers before that meeting.
Knowing we don't we don't want anything unchecked unfiled uncovered in here Peter and John are likely to second Lord what's with this plan. So is very interesting. So Christ gave some very precise instructions and why is that significant because ooh if if anyone knows the plan. It's though the planner right, the maker of heaven and earth, the Lord Jesus Christ and so then NASA's next question because it gets more into it. Who do you know that plays a significant role just like the unnamed water jar carrier. Yes, we have this obscure figure in the middle of this. This event dialogue exchange says any set of them to hold you when you have entered the city Jesus talking verse 10 of Luke 22, a man will be you caring a picture waterfall him in the house, which he enters case. This is the water jar carrier guy and you shall see the master of the house.
The teacher says you where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with my disciples will show you large furnished room there make ready. So when found it just as he said to him, those words are so good.
Just as he said to him, so you know this in the order the water jar carrier. Robbie, you do the Jesus labor of love. You do have a lot of the widows and the orphans you know you've done a lot of kingdom ministry. But what is it about this. No news guys name, but he played a role in the redemptive story of Jesus Christ to save the world have chemical says that he greeted him and other humans as an Ontario water and said he greeted them so you know.
Clearly, he was the he was looking for mailing that there there. Sutton commented that in this combined a couple things on that excess uncommon for men to carry water jar. The women were to find a water cure is an artist or a smart woman in John four, and so here you have a man carrier so that would stimuli, you find this guy anything about it. You got 2+ million people in, you know, the Jerusalem area. It's Passover feast. Everyone's looking for somewhere to stay and was looking for something, but external auditors and a whole bunch of water while demand for yes like Sam to go to the Atlanta Braves game and you said no, look for the guy was of the Braves And then follow that guy it is that it is so imagine how befuddled and flummoxed.
These disciples were at this these these these again.
You know me you think you narrowed it down. We really didn't but he hadn't planned.
He knew exactly where they were to go so it took faith on their part to follow his instructions which maybe were as precise as you may think they were but it says they found just as he said to them, it always works.
We finally listen to what Jesus says and you know but but it involves characters that that may be heroes in heaven that are nobody's on earth to some guy played a role will see the da Vinci picture of the Last Supper, which will talk about next time will see movies made about this will read the Scripture in every time we gather we celebrate the Lord's supper and we celebrate what he did for us on the cross and we remember those powerful moments and we do the New Testament Passover feast every time we do that. Remember there was a obscure big gnome is no named water carrier who got them to that room front who they for these two Peter and John follow their who God use just a little a little piece on the great puzzle right in the hole a little thread in this giant tapestry that we call the message of redemption the gospel part of that thread was an unnamed one of my one of my mentors basketball guy Mike McKee used to preach a sermon E in in a and I heard a preacher more than once.
I could hear Bridget 100 times and he called is the order of the water jar carrier and he did it and it was great because he would be would praise the guy that came to camp like Bob Evans right to cook made the best hot dog liver put in your mouth. These guys are going. Took a slave in the kitchen for all of us sign those campers like what the world what was their credit, we nobody but there there credit was seen these kids fine.
I go forward and throw a stick in the fire give their life to Christ you know who are now many of those kids. It did that are now leading churches and preaching all of the world to someone cared enough to be an unnamed water and we don't know any time you carry Jesus by the way you carry water because he is a living water but also in Hebrew the letter for the Messiah is the mammon you waste the water in Hebrew is ma'am you admit them. So when you think water right you think Jesus and so in a way that you know when Bob Evans is is is is to convert people in here and water can Jesus well so really the question is a wrap up Robbie of that very last question the very bottom of page read it to us were done. However, I experienced firsthand the Passover sacrifice of Jesus in my place, my trusting him in order. It trusting him to order my steps in both the big and little details and plans my life.
Have you seen what this means is Jesus Christ become your Passover. Have you trusted him. John the Baptist said, behold the Lamb of God which takes away the sins the world as he taken away your sin and Izzy involved in every little tiny iota plan of your life. The big plans little plans is not your plans not your life.
It's his trust him with all that stuff. This is experienced through some Stu Epperson join us next time on experience. Truth.
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