The Peace of Jesus (2 of 58) by John Barnett

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The Peace of Jesus (2 of 58)
Series: Revelation - From Now to Forever
John Barnett


The table before you represents the Last Supper of our Lord Jesus. The center candle was for Christ's seat. The unlit candle beside Him was where Judas Iscariot reclined next to Jesus. As Jesus warned in Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23 Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!" NIV

From the Last Supper to the Empty Tomb

Last year we looked in depth at the Last Supper of Christ with His disciples.
Tonight lets look at the period from the Last Supper to the Empty Tomb.
We will meet the Risen Christ this Sunday, on Resurrection morning. But this evening note with me the serenity of Christ through the darkest hours the world has ever known.
You remember how the week started at Martha, Mary and Lazarus' home (John 12) the crowd, the threats (Luke 19:28-48), the joyful eruption of King Jesus riding into Jerusalem - Sunday or perhaps on Monday (the Scriptures aren't clear on what day it was) - It was on the 10th of Nissan as the sacrificial lambs were finding temporary homes.
Then, the rest of the week has Christ teaching parables and facing controversy (Luke 20-21) and then tonight.
It is the quiet evening of Luke 22:7-23 as Christ (mandere) commanded His memorial feast…. Maundy Thursday.
Watch Jesus as He peacefully faces the worst man has to offer
physical abuse,
false accusation,
inhumane treatment,
public humiliation,
excruciating pain,
spiritual oppression and finally,
the horrible sin of the world crushing down upon Him on the cross. Do you see -
Christ's serenity in the midst of incredible difficulty

Jesus gave His disciples an incredible gift during this time of distress. Remember? Turn with me to John 14:27 Peace I leave with yo ...

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