When the time came, Jesus and the apostles sat down together at the table. Jesus said, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before My suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” Then He took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. Then He said, “Take this and share it among yourselves. For I will not drink wine again until the Kingdom of God has come.” He took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then He broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “This is My body, which is given for you. Do this to remember Me.” After supper He took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and His people—an agreement confirmed with My blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you. But here at this table, sitting among us as a friend, is the man who will betray Me. For it has been determined that the Son of Man must die. But what sorrow awaits the one who betrays Him.” The disciples began to ask each other which of them would ever do such a thing.Luke 22:14-23
The prime reason behind the Bible Gems is to enable you as the reader to have the opportunity to practice the principles I teach in Deeper Bible and also through the Bible Gems. Many have said they want to have the time to be able to do the things I suggest in the Gems.
Some have also asked me why the long delays between the Deeper Bible 101 series being repeated. The reason is that this year Deeper Bible levels 101, 201, 301 and 401 are all being taught. Yes, that is right. Deeper Bible is not just one level. So far there are four levels. I plan for SEVEN levels because SEVEN represents perfection. Some of you from JPCC and MCBC who receive these Gems have asked me why you don’t hear about the higher levels of Deeper Bible. The simple reason is that they are not advertised publicly. The only ones who can do the higher levels are those who have completed the previous levels. So we inform those who are eligible for the following level by email, not by public announcement. There is more to Deeper Bible than you may realize. Just as there is more to the Bible than you realize.
Take time now to study the details of the offering I have given you related to the Last Supper. I hope you will understand what Luke is doing here and why his portion is different from the writers of the two other synoptic gospels. I will start to pick it apart for you in the next Gems. That gives you an extra two days to find some revelations.
The key is not to prioritize your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.Stephen Covey
You are smart if you learn from your mistakes, intelligent if you learn from others mistakes; wise if you do both!Anon
You don’t have to be better than everybody else. You have to be better than you ever thought you could be.Anon
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.Pablo Picasso