In the fifth installment of “The Jesus Encounters” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at how Jesus prepared his disciplines for what is to come in Mark chapter 14. He uses the passage to deal with several issues including by preparing yourself for good things in your life, God wants you to have a covenant relationship with Him.

The Pastoral Entry

The Jesus Encounters, Part 05

Mark 14:12-16 – On the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 13So he sent two of his disciples, telling them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him. 14Say to the owner of the house he enters, ‘The Teacher asks: Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 15He will show you a large upper room, furnished and ready. Make preparations for us there.” 16The disciples left, went into the city and found things just as Jesus had told them. So they prepared the Passover.

The Marks of Covenant Relationship

 It is Servant-Oriented.

Mark 14:17 – 17When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve.

Luke 22:24, 26 – Also a dispute arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest… 26But you are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves.

 It is loyal.

Mark 14:18-21 – 18While they were reclining at the table eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me–one who is eating with me.” 19They were saddened, and one by one they said to him, “Surely not I?” 20″It is one of the Twelve,” he replied, “one who dips bread into the bowl with me. 21The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

John 13:30 – As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.

 It is sacrificial.

Mark 14:22-25 – 22While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take it; this is my body.” 23Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it to them, and they all drank from it. 24″This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many,” he said to them. 25″I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.”

 It is giving.
Mark 14:26 – 26When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.