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The Power of the Darkness of Sin

Luke 22:53

Questions for Children (or anyone else)

Luke 22:53
The Power of the Darkness of Sin
Good Friday, April 9 2020

Click here for: Luke 22 Printable Worksheet

Draw a picture of Judas, the chief priests, and guards coming to arrest Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane in the darkness.


Does the dark ever scare you? Why?


What is good about light?


Who participated in the conspiracy against Jesus?


What are the three aspects of the power of sin?


What three things should we do to live and walk in the light of Jesus?

Sermon Text

Luke 22:47–53 (ESV)

47While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him,

48but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

49And when those who were around him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”

50And one of them struck the servant of the high priest and cut off his right ear.

51But Jesus said, “No more of this!” And he touched his ear and healed him.

52Then Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders, who had come out against him, “Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs?

53When I was with you day after day in the temple, you did not lay hands on me. But this is your hour, and the power of darkness.”

A Little Deeper

In the introduction of the sermon, I remark on the irony that man is at once created from the dust, and yet powerful and capable, reflecting the power and ability of God Himself. The great Welsh preacher, Martin-Lloyd Jones remarks upon this irony in relationship to the fall, saying,

And man’s greatness is, perhaps, our supreme reason for considering the doctrine at all. I am never tired of pointing out that to me one of the great tragedies in the modern world is man’s failure to realise this. That sounds strange in an age when man is worshipping man; yes, but what he worships is totally unworthy of the biblical conception. The real trouble in the world today is that man does not know who he is and what he is; he does not realise his own greatness. For instance, the theory of evolution is an utter insult to man from the standpoint of the biblical account—man is great and glorious and wonderful in the mind and conception of God.David Martyn Lloyd-Jones, God the Father, God the Son (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1996), 169.

Lloyd-Jones' three-volume systematic theology remains among my very favorites, alongside W.T. Shedd and Herman Bavinck, largely because of his unique insights and commitment to the Scriptures.

Songs concerning sin and the death of the Lord Jesus. Use them before or after the sermon. 

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