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バイブルクラスが行われました


Bible class on Saturday May 2nd,2015

 

この日の聖書の箇所は、前回からのマタイによる福音書26章の22節から51節です。この日は牧師を含むいつもの4名の出席で、受難日前日の重要なできごとを学びました。今日もメンバーそれぞれにあらたな御言葉の意味づけと有意義な意見の交換を持つことができました。

 

前回の箇所"The Traitor"(裏切り者)では、「過ぎ越しの食事」の場面で突然イエスは弟子たちに向って「あなた方のうちの一人がわたしを裏切ろうとしている。」と爆弾発言をします。今回はその続きのところからで、ユダをはじめとする弟子たちは唖然としながらも、口々にイエスに対して「それは私ではないですよね?」と問いただし、そして重要な意味ある呼びかけをイエスにしています。

 

22 They were stunned, and then began to ask, one after another, "It isn't me, is it, Master?"

25 Then Judas, already turned traitor, said, "It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?"

 

後者は既に裏切り行為に在ったユダのトーク、前者は他の弟子の問いかけです。今日のバイブルクラスではそれぞれに違うイエスへの呼びかけの言葉に注目しました。

イエスをユダヤ教のラビ(教師)として捉えている弟子ユダと、神の子、主として捉えている弟子が描かれています。どちらの弟子も欠けの多い人間でしたが、イエスとの関係の決定的な違いを表現した呼びかけが..."It isn't me, is it, Master?"..."It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?"でした。

後者のユダはラビ(先生)と呼びかけ、このラビと云う言い方は当時のユダヤ教の世界では非常に尊敬をこめた教師への尊称だそうです。一方、他の弟子たちが口にした「主よ!」は云うまでもなく、現代の私達も倣って用いている信仰告白であり、イエス キリスト賛美の常套句です。

この後、イエスの返事は、"Don't play games with me, Judas."「ユダよ、私をもてあそぶのはよせ!」の一言でユダのおべんちゃらを見抜いて一蹴します。

 

前回バイブルクラスのマタイ26章前半のところで、ユダがイエスを銀貨30枚で祭司長たちに売り渡したという記述がありました。この日メンバーの方が当時の銀貨30枚の価値を調べてきてくれました。なんとそれは、奴隷一人分の対価だそうです。

 

「主の晩餐」は今日の主日礼拝で行われる聖餐式に繋がっているわけですが、私達の教会の聖餐式の時の牧師のメッセージに、「この聖餐はイエス キリストを主と告白した者が受ける...」と云うのが在ることを思い出しました。あらためてキリストを主と告白することの重さを認識した次第です。

 

Matthew 26 The Message (MSG)

22 They were stunned, and then began to ask, one after another, "It isn't me, is it, Master?"

23-24 Jesus answered, "The one who hands me over is someone I eat with daily, one who passes me food at the table. In one sense the Son of Man is entering into a way of treachery well-marked by the Scriptures--no surprises here. In another sense that man who turns him in, turns traitor to the Son of Man--better never to have been born than do this!"

25 Then Judas, already turned traitor, said, "It isn't me, is it, Rabbi?"

Jesus said, "Don't play games with me, Judas."

The Bread and the Cup

26-29 During the meal, Jesus took and blessed the bread, broke it, and gave it to his disciples:

Take, eat.
This is my body.

Taking the cup and thanking God, he gave it to them:

Drink this, all of you.
This is my blood,
God's new covenant poured out for many people
    for the forgiveness of sins.

"I'll not be drinking wine from this cup again until that new day when I'll drink with you in the kingdom of my Father."

30 They sang a hymn and went directly to Mount Olives.

Gethsemane

31-32 Then Jesus told them, "Before the night's over, you're going to fall to pieces because of what happens to me. There is a Scripture that says,

I'll strike the shepherd;
helter-skelter the sheep will be scattered.

But after I am raised up, I, your Shepherd, will go ahead of you, leading the way to Galilee."

33 Peter broke in, "Even if everyone else falls to pieces on account of you, I won't."

34 "Don't be so sure," Jesus said. "This very night, before the rooster crows up the dawn, you will deny me three times."

35 Peter protested, "Even if I had to die with you, I would never deny you." All the others said the same thing.

36-38 Then Jesus went with them to a garden called Gethsemane and told his disciples, "Stay here while I go over there and pray." Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he plunged into an agonizing sorrow. Then he said, "This sorrow is crushing my life out. Stay here and keep vigil with me."

39 Going a little ahead, he fell on his face, praying, "My Father, if there is any way, get me out of this. But please, not what I want. You, what do you want?"

40-41 When he came back to his disciples, he found them sound asleep. He said to Peter, "Can't you stick it out with me a single hour? Stay alert; be in prayer so you don't wander into temptation without even knowing you're in danger. There is a part of you that is eager, ready for anything in God. But there's another part that's as lazy as an old dog sleeping by the fire."

42 He then left them a second time. Again he prayed, "My Father, if there is no other way than this, drinking this cup to the dregs, I'm ready. Do it your way."

43-44 When he came back, he again found them sound asleep. They simply couldn't keep their eyes open. This time he let them sleep on, and went back a third time to pray, going over the same ground one last time.

45-46 When he came back the next time, he said, "Are you going to sleep on and make a night of it? My time is up, the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the hands of sinners. Get up! Let's get going! My betrayer is here."

With Swords and Clubs

47-49 The words were barely out of his mouth when Judas (the one from the Twelve) showed up, and with him a gang from the high priests and religious leaders brandishing swords and clubs. The betrayer had worked out a sign with them: "The one I kiss, that's the one--seize him." He went straight to Jesus, greeted him, "How are you, Rabbi?" and kissed him.

50-51 Jesus said, "Friend, why this charade?"

Then they came on him--grabbed him and roughed him up. One of those with Jesus pulled his sword and, taking a swing at the Chief Priest's servant, cut off his ear.

Jesus the Nazarene."

72 Again he denied it, salting his denial with an oath: "I swear, I never laid eyes on the man."

73 Shortly after that, some bystanders approached Peter. "You've got to be one of them. Your accent gives you away."

74-75 Then he got really nervous and swore. "I don't know the man!"

Just then a rooster crowed. Peter remembered what Jesus had said: "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." He went out and cried and cried and cried.

 

【2015年5月 2日】