THE LAST SUPPER
Matthew 26:14-35; Mark 14:10-21; Luke 22:3-38; John 13:21-14:6
Some of the religious leaders were looking for a way to get rid of Jesus. They wanted to kill him, but they knew people would be angry if they did this.
Judas was one of the disciples. He followed Jesus everywhere, but he didn’t really love Jesus. Judas went to the religious leaders and made a deal with them. He told them he would hand Jesus over to them if they paid him money. The religious leaders gladly gave Judas money. Then Judas waited for an opportunity to hand Jesus over.
Jesus knew that he would soon die for the sins of all people. He wanted to talk to his disciples about this. He wanted to get them ready for his death.
One night Jesus and his disciples ate supper together. It was the last meal they had together before Jesus died. While they were eating Jesus told the disciples, “One of you will betray me.”
John asked Jesus, “Who will do it?”
Jesus said, “It is the one I give this bread to.” Then he handed the bread to Judas. He told Judas, “Do what you are going to do quickly.”
Judas left immediately.
Jesus told his disciples, “I am going to leave soon, and you will not be able to come with me.” Jesus meant that he would go back to heaven, but he did not tell them this.
Peter said, “Lord, where are you going?”
Jesus said, “You cannot follow me to the place I am going now. But you will follow me there later.”
Peter said, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will die for you.”
Jesus said, “Will you really die for me? Before the rooster crows in the morning, you will disown me three times.”
But Peter said, “I will never disown you.”
Then Jesus said, “Do not worry. You can trust me. I am going to heaven to prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to heaven with me.”
One disciple said, “We don’t know the way to heaven, so how can we go there?”
Jesus said, “I am the way to heaven. The only way to come to God the Father is to come through me.”
Names of People
get rid of
made a deal
- Why were the religious leaders afraid to kill Jesus?
- What did Judas say he would do for the religious leaders if they gave him money?
- Did Jesus know Judas would betray him?
- What did Jesus say Peter would do before the rooster crowed in the morning?
- Why was Jesus going to go to heaven?
- What is the way to heaven?