Jesus’ Arrest & Trial

March 26, 2023 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: The Gospel of Mark

Passage: Mark 14:43-64

Memory Verse for the Week: Mark 14:41b, 48-50 (ESV)

(Jesus said) It is enough; the hour has come. The Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. ... And Jesus said to them, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I was with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize me. But let the Scriptures be fulfilled.” And they all left him and fled.

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Intro: How many trial scenes have you watched?

How does Jesus’ arrest help us to define sin?

What if Jesus had a good reason to endure such horrible treatment?

What is revealed in Jesus’ trial?


1. Worship the LORD, the Great I AM, as the only holy God and Savior. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that He has committed Himself to not only to give His people life but also to redeem them from destruction

2. How have you lived viewing your Maker as your enemy or ashamed to be identified with Him? Confess your pride and rebellion to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and heal you to truly love Him.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for taking your place. Thank Him that He was willing to be treated like the criminal that you are in the eyes of the Father so that He could treat you like the son that Jesus is.

4. Who do you know that trusts in their own opinions regardless of any evidence to the contrary? Ask the Lord to help them to see the (inconvenient) truth about themselves and trust Jesus’ saving grace instead.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His wise perspective. Pray that He would persuade you of the power of the gospel (in His forgiveness and love) so that you can own your sin and joyfully trust Jesus before others.

Looking Back

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