Christ Facing Death (Mark 14:12-26) // Week 10
Updated: Nov 3, 2020
Published for Week 10, Semester 2, 2020
Scripture: Mark 14:12-26
Speaker: Rowan Kemp
Series: Beyond Opinion: The Truth of Jesus
This week, we continue with the series Beyond Opinion: The Truth of Jesus.
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What does Jesus’ death mean to you?
What meaning does it have in wider culture?
What is the significance of Jesus’ death according to Jesus at the last supper (Mark 14.22-25)?
If God is one as Father, Son and Holy Spirit, how can the Father and Jesus have different wills (Mark 14.36)? Or is this misunderstanding what is going on?
The Last Supper
12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”
13 So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14 Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15 He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.”
16 The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.
17 When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve. 18 While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me—one who is eating with me.”
19 They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely you don’t mean me?”
20 “It is one of the Twelve,” he replied, “one who dips bread into the bowl with me. 21 The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
22 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.”
23 Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
24 “This is my blood of the[a] covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25 “Truly I tell you, I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new in the kingdom of God.”
26 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Friendly tip: Feel free to use/modify this prayer or write your own if you feel compelled to do so. Feel free to also pray for your faculty or other prayer points you may have.
Thank God for the time spent together during faculty gatherings and the blessing it is to be able to have fellowship with one another.
Pray that we continue to seek God as we under go major exams and assignments, remembering to come to Jesus for rest.
Pray that we can continue to grow in our faith and love for the Gospel.
The EU continues to encourage faculties to be thinking and praying for people around the world who are Less Reached and Less Resourced (LRLR).
Ask your faculty members if there are any missionaries or people groups that they have been praying for, and encourage them to share and lead the faculty in prayer at this time.
Alternatively, you can pray for the Somali people of Somalia. They are an unreached people group in the Horn of Africa who are predominantly Muslim. As very few children go to school, literacy rates are very low among the Somali. Malnutrition is also a major issue among children, and war, famine and drought has caused many problems over the years.
You can pray for God to raise up missionaries with a heart to evangelise to the Somali, as well as for God to give strength to the few Somali Christians to persevere in their faith.
The EU is holding a Meme Competition! EUers can submit original memes based on the theme of faculty gatherings or anything mentioned during Rowan's talk. They will be judged by special guest judges and the winning meme creator will get a free pizza (or equivalent value alternative food) delivered to their house!
Provide EUers with this link to submit their meme creations
We want to use this as an encouragement for EUers to meet in person at their faculty gatherings, so we suggest announcing this in your regular reminders about faculty gatherings, eg. Facebook posts, emails etc.
The EU will be holding its first LRLR conference called Imagine on 16-17 December this year. It will look at how we can be a part of God's kingdom here on earth as we think about the LRLR mission. It will be a combination of Summer Missions and Next Steps in a two day conference. Cost will be $30.
Link to the Facebook event
Serving in the EU in 2021
The EU is in the planning stage for leadership and teams for next year, so encourage your faculty to think about how they might like to serve in 2021!
You could interview particular faculty members who have served in a leadership position this year eg. Faculty Committee Member, Small Group Leader etc as an idea to help get your faculty members thinking.
Direct your faculty to speak to your staff workers if they are interested or have questions!