Date

March 28 - April 3, 2021

Location

West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

Palm Sunday March 28, 2021 | Jesus Was Arrested

Jesus knew that His death was God’s plan to save people from sin. Jesus’ friends turned against Him and He was arrested and put on trial, but Jesus followed His Father’s plan in order to bring salvation to the world.

This Week’s Lesson: Jesus was Arrested

  • Bible Passage: Matthew 26–27
  • Story Point: Jesus allowed His enemies to arrest Him.
  • Key Passage: Philippians 2:8
  • Big Picture Question: What did Jesus do to save us? Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead.

Jesus came with His disciples to a garden called Gethsemane (geth SEM uh nih). He said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.” Jesus took three of His disciples into the garden, and Jesus became very sad and troubled. Jesus told the three disciples to stay there, and He went a little farther. Jesus fell facedown and prayed, “Father! If it is possible, spare Me from this. But I want to do Your plan.”

Jesus came back and found the three disciples asleep. He asked Peter, “Couldn’t you stay awake with Me for one hour?” Jesus went away and prayed a second time. Then He found His disciples sleeping again. He said, “Are you still asleep? Get up, for it is almost time. Someone is going to betray Me.”

Suddenly Judas arrived with a large crowd carrying swords and clubs. Judas kissed Jesus so the crowd would know which man was Jesus. The men grabbed Jesus and arrested Him. Peter pulled out his sword to fight the men, but Jesus told Peter to put away his sword. Jesus said, “Isn’t this what God planned all along?” Jesus’ followers ran away, but Peter stayed nearby to watch.

The men who arrested Jesus led Him to the house of Caiaphas the high priest. The religious leaders wanted a reason to kill Jesus, but they couldn’t find one. The high priest asked, “Do You have anything to say? Are You the Messiah, the Son of God?”

Jesus replied, “Yes, that’s right.”

The high priest said, “Ah ha! He has spoken against God.” Caiaphas and the religious leaders did not want to believe that Jesus is God’s Son. They said Jesus was lying, but Jesus was telling the truth! The crowd said, “He deserves to die!” They spit in Jesus’ face and hit Him.

A servant saw Peter and asked, “Aren’t you one of Jesus’ disciples?” “No, I’m not!” Peter said. Twice more as Peter watched what was happening to Jesus, someone asked him if he was a follower of Jesus. Peter lied. “No!” he said. “I don’t even know Him!”

The next morning, the religious leaders decided how they would kill Jesus. Then they took Him to Pilate, the governor.

Christ Connection

Jesus knew that His death was God’s plan to save people from sin. Jesus’ friends turned against Him and He was arrested and put on trial, but Jesus followed His Father’s plan in order to bring salvation to the world.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus allowed His enemies to arrest Him.
  • What did Jesus do to save us? Jesus lived a sinless life, died on the cross, and rose from the dead.

Activity Pages

Contact

Kelly Davenport
kdavenport@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170