It is Maundy Thursday of Holy Week. The day Jesus sat at the Passover meal with his disciples and was then betrayed in the Garden of Gethsemane.
00:03 Welcome to the lend meditation and worship series with Westside church. Our hope is that this time together can be a breath of fresh air. During this passion week. Let us begin by pausing for a and, and focusing our attention to Jesus. Let us be expecting of the movement of the holy spirit and our time together today. If you are in a place to do so, close your eyes and hold out your hands in front of you, Take it to deep breath in And out. And another in And out Today is the Thursday of passion week. Also known as Mandy Thursday Today allow the holy spirit to speak to you. As we quiet ourselves and reflect on Jesus during his last week before his death and resurrection, Mark chapter 14, verse 17 through 42 In the evening, Jesus arrived with the 12 As they were at the table. Eating Jesus said, I tell you the truth. One of you eating with me here will betray me Greatly distressed eat. One asked in turn, am I the one He replied? It is one of you, 12 who is eating from this bowl with me, For the son of man must die as the scriptures declared long ago, but how terrible it will be. The one who betrays him, it will be far better for that, man. If he were never been born,
02:12 As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples saying, take it for, this is my body. And he took the cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and they drank from it. And he said to them, this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice for many. I tell you the truth. I will not drink wine again. Until the day I drink it in the new kingdom of God, Then they sang a HYN and went out to the Mount of olives on the way Jesus told them, all of you will desert me for the scriptures. Say, God will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered. But after I am raised from the dead, I will go ahead of you to Galilee and meet you there. Peter said to him, even if everyone else deserts you, I never will. Jesus replied. I tell you the truth, Peter, this very night before the rooster Crow twice, you will deny three times. You even know me. No Peter declared emphatically. Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you. And all the others vowed the same.
03:55 They went to the olive Grove called GSEM and said, sit here while I go and pray. He took Peter, James and John with him and he became deeply troubled and distressed. He told them my soul is crushed with grief to the point of death, Stay here and keep watch with me. He went on a little further and fell to the ground. He prayed that if it were possible that the awful hour awaiting him might pass him by ABA father. He cried out. Everything is possible for you. Please take this cup of suffering away from me Yet. I want your will to be done, not mine. Then he returned and found the disciples asleep. He said to Peter Simon, are you asleep? Couldn't you watch with me one hour, keep, watch and pray so that you will not give into temptation for the spirit is willing, but the body is weak. Then Jesus left them again and prayed. The same prayer is before. When he returned to them again, he found them thing for, they couldn't keep their eyes open and they didn't know what to say. When he returned to them. The third time he said, go ahead and sleep, have your rest. But know the time has come.
05:40 The son of man is trade into the hands of sinners up. Let's be going. Look, my betrayer is here.