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TITLE: Is it I?
TEXT: Matthew 26:19-22
PROPOSITION: Self-examination will teach us some valuable
KEY WORD: Lessons
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
is time for the last supper, betrayal, trial, death.
washed their feet – Teaches humility
he teaches the value of self-examination.
Possibility of evil in our hearts
not just say, "Judas, you are going to betray me tonight"?
was Judas' last chance to repent
of you = search your own heart
Could I do this? Do I have it in me?
are human – all liable to sin
blame each other – play guessing games.
I think it is Peter, Maybe it is John, It is likely Andrew, etc.
Ignorance of Ourselves
it in me? Could I do such a thing?
6:1 – "considering yourself"
– Sin can be in the heart and we not know it
ignorance – We do not want to know.
2 Peter 3:5 – This they willingly forget (willfully ignorant – KJV)
Self-Examination is necessary
Corinthians 11:28 – Let a man examine himself to partake of LS
Corinthians 13:5 – Examine yourselves if you are in the faith.
Test yourselves. Do you know that Christ is in you?
– examine to see if you are a saint
– examine to see if you are a sinner
Hope and Cheer
= a ladder to climb up
stronger – when you pass the test
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