by Pastor Gordy
Jesus arrived in Bethany, to the home of Lazarus, Martha, and Mary. Mary anoints Jesus; Judas rebukes & Jesus defends her [Mt 26:6-13; Mk 14:3-9; Jn 11:55 – 12:11].
Judas negotiates his betrayal with the Chief Priests [Mt 26:14-16; Mk 14:10-11; Lk 22:3-6].
Satan enters Judas [Lk 22:3]
SUNDAY (Palm Sunday)
The next day, Sunday, Jesus descended the Mount of Olives on a donkey, the cries of “Hosanna” ringing in His ears and entered the temple precincts. With this “triumphal entry” Jesus acknowledged His identity as Messiah. After entering the temple, Jesus retired for the evening, returning to Bethany to lodge with His friends.
The triumphal entry [Mt 21:1-17; Mk 11:1-11; Lk 19:29-44; Jn 12:12-19].
Jesus is the initiator of this event, sending His disciples for the donkey.
Jesus curses the barren fig tree [Mt 21:18-19; Mk 11:12-14].
Fig tree is a symbol for Israel [Hos 9:10].
Adam and Eve cover their nakedness with leaves from a fig tree [Gen 3:7].
Jesus spent the night in Bethany, on Monday He returns to Jerusalem and cleanses the temple. This action signifies His sovereignty over the temple, which provoked the authorities to plot His death.
The fig tree withered and died [Mt 21:18-22; Mk 11:12-14, 19-26]
Jesus cleans the Temple [Mt 21:12-13; Mk 11:15-18; Lk 19:45–48].
Jesus returns to Jerusalem, spending most of the day in the temple precincts, answering questions posed by the religious leaders who were seeking to trap Him.
The barren fig tree withered [Mt 21:19-22; Mk 11:19-26; Lk 21:37-38].
The last teaching to the general public; Jesus predicts His crucifixion [Jn 12:20-50].
The grain of wheat [Jn 12:23].
People hear the voice of God answering Jesus [Jn 12:27-30].
Light or darkness, life or death [Jn 12:44-50].
The last words [confrontation] with the religious leaders
Jesus’s authority is challenged & His response [Mt 21:23-27; Mk 11:27-33; Lk 20:1-8].
Jesus gives them parables to show them the error of their ways.
The parable of the two sons [Mt 21:28-32].
The parable of the land owner who rents his vineyard to others [Mt 21:33-46; Mk 12:1-12; Lk 20:9-19].
The parable of the wedding feast [Mt 22:1-14;].
The religious leaders seek to ensnare Jesus with questions and His wise response.
The Pharisees and Herodians – Paying taxes to Caesar or not [Mt 22:15-22; Mk 12:13-17; Lk 20:20-26].
The Sadducees and the resurrection [Mt 22:23-33; Mk 12:18-27; Lk 20:27-40].
The Lawyer and the greatest commandment [Mt 22:34-40; Mk 12:28-34].
Jesus now asks them about the Messiah and denounces them.
How could He be called Lord by David if he is his son? [Mt 22:41-46; Mk 12:35-37; Lk 20:41-44].
Eight woes pronounced against their hypocrisy [Mt 23:1-39; Mk 12:38-40; Lk 20:45-47].
Jesus leaves the Temple and returns to Bethany with His disciples.
He points out the widow’s gift [Mk 12:41-44; Lk 21:1-4].
The disciples point out the beauty of the Temple [Mt 24:1-2; Mk 13:1-2; Lk 21:5-6].
The signs of the times
The destruction of the Temple and Jerusalem; Israel will be scattered [Mt 24:3-14; Mk 13:3-13; Lk 21:7-9].
Difficult times will follow [Mt 24:15-28; Mk 13:14-23; Lk 21:10-24].
Messiah’s return [Mt 24:24-31; Mk 13:24-27; Lk 21:25-28].
Sign of the fig tree [Mt 24:32-41; Mk 13:28-32; Lk 21:29-33].
Be ready [Mt 24:42-51; Mk 13:33-37; Lk 21:34-36].
He tells them three parables to encourage them to be faithful to their call.
The parable of the ten virgins [Mt 25:1-13].
The parable of the talents [Mt 25:14-30].
The parable of the sheep and goats [Mt 25:31-45].
According to tradition the Gospels record no events on Wednesday of the final week.
Thursday was spent with His disciples in anticipation of sharing the Passover together.
Peter and John were sent ahead to make final preparations [Mt 26:17-19; Mk 14:12-16; Lk 22:7-13].
Jesus shares the Passover with the 12 in the evening [Mt 26:20; Mk 14:17; Lk 22:14-16].
They debate with each other which one of them was the greatest [Lk 22:24-30].
Jesus washes the disciples’ feet [Jn 13:1-20].
The betrayal of Judas [Mt 26:21-25; Mk 14:18-21; Lk 22:21-23; Jn 13:21-30].
They all will fall away (desert Him) tonight [Mk 14:27-31].
Peter will deny knowing Him [Mt 26:31-35; Lk 22:3138].
Jesus gives a new commandment [Jn 13:31-38].
Communion instituted (the Last Supper) [Mt 26:26-29; Mk 14:22-25; Lk 22:14-20; 1Cor 11:23-26].
His last words with them before His suffering
His farewell discourse in the upper room (many dwelling places in Father’s house) [Jn 14:1-31].
His farewell discourse going to Gethsemane (Vine & branches) [Jn 15 – 16].
His (High Priest) intercessory prayer [Jn 17:1-26].
His Prayer “Not My will, but Yours be done” [Mt 26:30, 36-46; Mk 14:26, 32-42; Lk 22:39-46; Jn 18:1].
The betrayal kiss of Judas [Mt 26:47-56; Mk 14:43-52; Lk 22:47-53; Jn 18:2-11].
The trial of Jesus unfolded late Thursday night into early Friday.
Jesus is arrested and taken to Annas [Jn 18:12-14, 19-23].
Then to Caiaphas and the Sanhedrin [Mt 26:57, 59-68; Mk 14:53-65; Lk 22:54, 63-65; Jn 18:24].
Peter denies Jesus [Mt 26:58, 69-75; Mk 14:54, 66-72; Lk 22:54-62; Jn 18:15-18, 25-27].
The day of crucifixion
As dawn broke the Sanhedrin condemn Jesus to death [Mt 27:1; Mk 15:1; Lk 22:66-71].
Judas hangs himself [ Mt 27:3-10; Ac 1:18-19].
Jesus faces Pilate [Mt 27:2, 11-14; Mk 15:1-5; Lk 23:1-5; Jn 18:28-38].
Jesus faces Herod Antipas, [Lk 23:6-12].
Pilate condemns Jesus to execution [Mt 27:15-26; Mk 15:6-15; Lk 23:13-25; Jn 18:39 – 19:16].
Jesus is mocked and scourged [Mt 27:27-30; Mk 15:16-19].
Jesus was crucified Friday morning outside the city walls at Golgotha, “the place of the skull.”
To Golgotha [Mt 27:31-34; Mk 15:20-23; Lk 23:26-33; Jn 19:16-17].
The crucifixion [Mt 27:35-44; Mk 15:24-32; Lk 23:33-34, 35-38; Jn 19:18-27, 39-43].
The death of Jesus [Mt 27:45-50; Mk 15:33-37; Lk 23:44-45, 46; Jn 19:28-30].
Events that happen at His death [Mt 27:51-56; Mk 15:38-41; Lk 23:45, 47-49].
Jesus is buried Mt 27:57-60; [Mk 15:42-46; Lk 23:50-54; Jn 19:31-42].
His tomb is closely guarded [Mt 27:61-66; Mk 15:47; Lk 23:55-56].
was the Sabbath, His body laid securely in the grave.
Resurrection day (It covers 5 chapters of the Gospels)
The women prepare to visit Jesus’ tomb [Mt 28:1; Mk 16:1].
An angel of the Lord rolls back the stone [Mt 28:2-4].
Early Sunday morning [Mt 28:5-8; Mk 16:2-8; Lk 24:1-8; Jn 20:1].
The empty tomb [Lk 24:9-12; Jn 20:2-10].
Mary Magdalene sees the risen Lord [Mk 16:9-11; Jn 20:11-18].
Jesus appears to the other women [Mt 28:9-10].
The soldiers are bribed to lie [Mt 28:11-15].
The Emmaus disciples [Mk 16:12-13; Lk 24:13-32].
Jesus appears to Simon Peter [Lk 24:33-35; 1Cor 15:5].
The reality of the risen Jesus [Mk 16:14; Lk 24:36-43; Jn 20:19-25].
Other appearances over the next forty days
Jesus appears to Thomas and the other disciples [Jn 20:26-31; 1Cor 15:5].
Jesus’ third appearance to the disciples [Jn 21:1-25].
Jesus appears to 500 and gives the great commission [Mt 28:16-20; Mk 16:15-18; 1Cor 15:6].
Jesus appears to James [1Cor 15:7].
Jesus appears to His disciples in Jerusalem [Lk 24:44-49; Ac 1:3-8].
Jesus’ last appearance and His ascension [Mk 16:19-20; Lk 24:50-53; Ac 1:9-12].