Drinking From the Cup

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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To Drink from the Cup

17-19 Jesus, now well on the way up to Jerusalem, took the Twelve off to the side of the road and said, “Listen to me carefully. We are on our way up to Jerusalem. When we get there, the Son of Man will be betrayed to the religious leaders and scholars. They will sentence him to death. They will then hand him over to the Romans for mockery and torture and crucifixion. On the third day he will be raised up alive.”

-Matthew 20:17-19 The Message

Death, Resurrection Foretold

Verse 17: As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the road He said to them

Verse 18: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death,

Verse 19: and they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and flog and crucify, and on the third day He will be raised up.”

Verses 17-19 studies: Jesus predicted his death for the third time.

The First Time

Matthew 16:21: Jesus Foretells His Death

From that time Jesus began to point out to His disciples that it was necessary for Him to go to Jerusalem and to suffer many things from the elders, chief priests, and scribes, and to be killed, and to be raised up on the third day.

The Second Time

22 And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be handed over to men; 23 and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day.” And they were deeply grieved.

The Third Time

Death, Resurrection Foretold

17 As Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, He took the twelve disciples aside by themselves, and on the road He said to them,18 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, 19 and they will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and flog and crucify, and on the third day He will be raised up.”

But the disciples did not understand what he meant. Time after time they didn’t understand the message. *Instead, they continued to quibble over their positions in Christ’s kingdom. 

*We will learn more about the bickering the disciples was doing on Wednesday’s blog.

Author: Darren Watts

My name is Darren. I started sharing devotions in June 2019. As one of the ministry leaders at my church. One reason why I started devotions is because of the lack of inspiration and motivation in our lives. It is hard to be encouraged with a lot of negativity going around. I invite you to be encouraged by the word of God. Our struggles can be personal, at the workplace, and the lack of community in our lives. When we go through hard times, we need the word of God. Please read them and be encouraged. I also started a podcast talking about racism and discrimination. Please take a moment to check that out as well. Afternoon Coffee Break with Darren Watts.

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