- Verses 1-6. As events move towards the climax, what interested parties are mentioned here, and what is the attitude of each to Jesus?
What do you think we ought to learn from the part played by Judas, who was ‘one of the Twelve’?
- Verses 7-13. Do you think it is significant that Jesus’ death occurred at Passover time?
Cf. 1 Cor. 5:7; Exod. 12:3-13; 1 Pet. 1:18-20.
- Verses 14-23. What indication do you find in this passage of
(a) the necessity and
(b) the purpose of Jesus’ death?
- Verses 24-30. How does Jesus here reverse the standards of the world?
Consider how his own life and work exemplified his teaching.