NEW TESTAMENT - LESSON 23
Luke 22:1-38; John 13-15


Scriptural Highlights

A study of this lesson should inspire us to follow Jesus' example by loving and serving others.


Preparing For Crucifixion

  1. Preparing the Disciples for His death.
  2. Judas and the Jews plot His death.
  3. Bruce R.McConkie: "This night the Son of Man, will lay down his head in sleep 'for the last time on earth.' On the Thursday morning he will awake 'never to sleep again'." (Mortal Messiah, 4:18)


The Paschal/Last Supper

  1. Peter and John make ready the Passover.
  2. WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PASSOVER CELEBRATION?
  3. Note Jesus concern for those around Him.
  4. Luke 22:14: "And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him."


Jesus Introduces The Ordinance Of The Sacrament

  1. Bruce R. McConkie: "No single account of the institution of the sacrament of the Lord's Supper, standing alone, contains enough to let us know the reality and the glory and the wonder of what happened in that upper room as the Pachal supper died and the sacramental supper was born. Nor for that matter do all the biblical accounts taken together reveal the glorious mystery of it all." (Mortal Messiah, 4:57)
  2. READ LUKE 22:15-20. Jesus administers the sacrament to the Twelve.
  3. Important notes the scriptures teach regarding the sacrament (see Mortal Messiah, 4:59-60):
  4. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR US TO TAKE THE SACRAMENT EACH WEEK?
  5. WHY IS IT IMPORTANT THAT WE PREPARE OURSELVES SPIRITUALLY BEFORE PARTAKING OF THE SACRAMENT? HOW CAN WE DO THIS?
  6. WHEN WE PARTAKE OF THE SACRAMENT, WE COVENANT TO REMEMBER THE LORD ALWAYS. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
  7. WHAT DOES IT MEAN WHEN WE TAKE UPON US THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST IN THE SACRAMENT ORDINANCE?
  8. HOW HAS PARTAKING OF THE SACRAMENT AFFECTED YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD?


Love One Another

  1. Luke 22:24: "And there was also a strife among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest."
  2. READ JOHN 13:4-17. Washing of the feet.
  3. READ JOHN 13:31-35. Jesus disciples commanded to love one another.


I Am The Way, The Truth, And The Life

  1. In My Father's house are many mansions.
  2. John 14:15: "If ye love me, keep my commandments."
  3. READ JOHN 14:15-26. Jesus teaches of the two comforters.
  4. READ JOHN 15:1-15. The true vine.
  5. God's enemies hate Christ and His work.


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