Mark 11:20-26 and
Matthew 26:1-5 and 14-16
Today is the thirty-seventh day of the Lent season. As Jesus was walking back to the temple at Jerusalem the next morning Peter noticed that the fig tree that Jesus had cursed the previous day because it did not have any figs was now withered to the ground. Jesus replied to them about having faith enough to even tell a mountain to throw itself to the sea it would happen. Jesus told several parables to the Jewish leaders at the temple. And then after leaving the temple Jesus told His disciples about the signs of the end times (Watch video below).
The Jewish leader had been planning to kill Jesus because they were upset about the miracles that He preformed, the number of people who were following Jesus and the teachings that Jesus taught did not agree with theirs. Judas, one of Jesus' disciples went to the Jewish leaders and betrayed Jesus. Psalm 88 could have been a prayer that Jesus prayed after He was captured and sent to jail.
Almighty and everlasting God, Thank you for leaving us the bible with the precious Words that Jesus spoke while He was on Earth. Let His Words capture my heart and mind all the days of my life. Help me to follow Your paths of Righteousness as a true child of God. In the precious name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
3 I am overwhelmed with troubles
and my life draws near to death.
4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit;
I am like one without strength.
5 I am set apart with the dead,
like the slain who lie in the grave,
whom you remember no more,
who are cut off from your care.
6 You have put me in the lowest pit,
in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavily on me;
you have overwhelmed me with all your waves.
8 You have taken from me my closest friends
and have made me repulsive to them.
I am confined and cannot escape;
9 my eyes are dim with grief.
I call to you, LORD, every day;
I spread out my hands to you."
22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[a] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”  [b]
Mark 11:23 Some early manuscripts “If you have faith in God,” Jesus answered, “truly
Mark 11:26 Some manuscripts include here words similar to Matt. 6:15.
Matthew 26: 1-5 and 14-16
The Plot Against Jesus
1 "When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4 and they schemed to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 5 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”
Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus
14 "Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over."
More Ideas and Links:
Lesson on Judas Betrayed Jesus by Ministry=to-children.com
The Old Testament and Gospel Bible Text is from NIV and copied from Bible Gateway.com