Matthew 26, 14-30 | Sermon By Pastor John Haazen

Feb 26, 2023

Judas’ Bargain

Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What are you willing to give me ]to ]betray Him to you?” And they set out for him thirty ]pieces of silver. And from then on he looked for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.

Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and ]asked, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” And He said, “Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, “My time is near; I am keeping the Passover at your house with My disciples.”’” The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.

The Last Passover

 Now when evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the ]twelve.  And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray Me.” Being deeply grieved, they began saying to Him, each one: “Surely it is not I, Lord?”  And He answered, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the bowl is the one who will betray Me.  The Son of Man is going away just as it is written about Him; but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good [for that man if he had not been born.”  And Judas, who was betraying Him, said, “Surely it is not I, Rabbi?” Jesus *said to him, “You have said it yourself.”

The Lord’s Supper Instituted

 Now while they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and ]after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you;  for this is My blood of the covenant, which is being poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.  But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it with you, new, in My Father’s kingdom.”

And after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.