Bible Study: The Betrayal
Opening Hymn: LSB 743 Jesus, Priceless Treasure
Creed (Back Cover)
Lord’s Prayer (Back Cover)
1) The Denial
a) Does Peter have faith?
i) How do we know this?
ii) What gets in the way of his good and faithful desires?
(1) What does Jesus say about Peter in the garden?
(2) How do we relate?
(3) What then shall we do, if we keep failing?
b) What is at the heart of Jesus repeated prayer to His Father?
i) How is this an example of prayer for us?
ii) Is Jesus scared of the cross, or does not want to go?
2) The Betrayal and Arrest
a) Why the kiss? Didn’t everyone know who Jesus was?
i) What does Jesus call Judas?
ii) How do Peter’s actions compare to Judas’s?
b) What is Jesus’ demeanor? Why?
3) Jesus before the Council
a) Why is Jesus here?
i) What do they have to rule about Jesus?
ii) Then what?
(1) How are they going to do it?
(2) How does that go?
b) Why doesn’t Jesus launch into a long speech and set them all straight?
i) How do their actions confirm His reasoning?
ii) Are these men of faith?
4) Peter’s denial
a) How is Peter so easily recognized?
i) Why is he freaking out?
ii) Is he wrong on this matter or does he have something to fear?
b) What’s Peter’s reaction to Jesus’ prophesy being fulfilled in him?
Closing Prayer: Luther’s Morning Prayer, pg. 327