Passion Week Timeline

Shared March 29th, 2015

Beloved,
 
Jesus’ last week, as the Gospels have it:
Sunday – Jesus triumphantly enters Jerusalem
       ·      Jesus spends the night in Bethany
Matthew 21:1; Mark 11:1; Luke 19:29; John 12:12-19
 
Monday – Jesus’ second cleansing of the temple
·      Jesus leaves Bethany
·      Jesus curses the fig tree on the way into the city
·      Jesus weeps over Jerusalem
·      Jesus’ second cleansing of the temple in His ministry
·      Jesus looks into the Temple later in the day, then leaves the city
        ·      Jesus spends the night in Bethany
Matthew 21:12; Mark 11; Luke 19:45-48
 
Tuesday – Jesus’ Authority Challenged in the Temple
·      Jesus leaves Bethany
·      Jesus, finding the fig tree withered, teaches on faith
·      Jesus is in charge of the temple and its precincts; confounds and pronounces woes upon His enemies
·      Jesus leaves the city then the Olivet Discourse on way back to Bethany
·      Judas bargains with Sanhedrin to betray Jesus
        ·      Spends the night in Bethany
Matthew 21; Mark 11; Luke 20:1-8; John 12;
 
Wednesday
·      No record in the Gospels as to what Jesus did on this day
                ·      Remains in Bethany throughout the day, stays night there
 
Thursday – The Last Supper
·      Peter and John sent to make preparation for Passover meal
·      After sunset, eats with the twelve; washes disciples feet; Judas departs
·      Lord’s Supper instituted
·      To Garden of Gethsemane; Jesus’ agony
·      Betrayal by Judas; arrest by Sanhedrin
                ·      To house of High Priest as Sanhedrin is convened; Peter betrays Jesus
Matthew 26; Mark 14; Luke 22
 
Friday – The Trials of Jesus Christ
        ·      First trial, before Annas (nighttime hours); Annas is looking for an accusation, biding time till Sanhedrin is gathered at High Priest villa
       ·      Second (and primary) trial before Sanhedrin, Jesus is condemned, misused
       ·      Third trial, immediately at dawn [meanwhile, Peter denies Jesus a third time; Jesus looks at him]; the condemnation repeated, then Jesus is taken to the Romans
      ·      Fourth trial before Pilate (till “beginning at Galilee”)
      ·      Fifth trial before Herod (looks for miracle)
      ·      Sixth trial before Pilate
o   Jesus is scourged; the people cry out, “Crucify Him or we will tell Rome!”
o   Jesus is finally turned over to be crucified
o   Jesus mocked (Roman soldiers); crown of thorns placed on Him
o   Judas hangs himself
o   Jesus bears His cross to the gate on north of city and is crucified around 9 am
 
Jesus’ Seven Sayings from the Cross
      1.    “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
      2.    “Today, you will be with me in paradise”
      3.    “Woman, behold thy son; son behold thy mother” (Darkness from noon to 3 pm)
      4.    “My God, My God why hast Thou forsaken me”
      5.    “I thirst”
      6.    “It is finished”
      7.    “Into Thy hands I commend My Spirit”
 
Jesus’ Death 
About 3 pm; the veil is torn, rocks rent; some graves opened and people rise (to mortality) and go into the city
       ·      Jesus’ side is pierced with a sword
       ·      Passover lambs are slain in the temple
       ·      Jesus dies and is buried before sundown
Matthew 26; Mark 14:53-15:47; Luke 22:54-23:56; John 18-19
 
Saturday – Jesus Rests
At the request of the Jewish leadership, Pilate grants a guard and sets a seal on the tomb of Jesus Matthew 27:62-66
 
Sunday – The Resurrection
Jesus Christ rises from the dead (before dawn) and makes five appearances on the day of His rising:
      1.    To Mary Magdalene (gives her a message for the disciples)
      2.    To the other women who come to the tomb (planning to complete the burial preparation of His body)
      3.    To two disciples on the Road to Emmaus
      4.    To Simon Peter (nowhere recorded, but alluded to in Luke 24:33 and 1 Corinthians 1:5)
      5.    To the astonished disciples (Thomas is absent)
Matthew 28; Mark 16; Luke 24; John 20
 
Proposed prayer: Dear Lord, I do owe You so much. Thank you. Amen.

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