The King is Abandoned

In this passage from Luke 22, we see the last night of Jesus’ life. It’s a fairly long passage, but the reason we’re looking at it all is because we see a pattern. Here at the very end, Jesus Christ is completely abandoned and forsaken. He is completely and systematically rejected by everybody who comes in. Everybody who should be standing there with him abandons him.

What we’re going to look at are three people who desert him. There are three people who are brought out in the book of Luke here who are abandoning Jesus at this point. If we want to understand what that all means to us, we have to look at these three: Judas, Peter and the Father.

This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on March 9, 1997. Series "The Real Jesus Part 3; The King". Scripture: Luke 22:31-53.

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