“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.” – John 12:23
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, Christ’s Triumphal Entry into the city of Jerusalem. This event marks the beginning of the Passion Week. Jesus has spent three years teaching, healing, and traveling city to city. It is now time to face the cross.
What I want to do is give a quick picture of the events of the Passion Week. My hope is that you will use this email to guide you through this upcoming week and that it helps get our hearts in the right place during this Easter Season. Remember the things we remember: the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ!
Sunday (Palm Sunday) – Triumphal Entry; Matthew 21:1-11
Monday – Fig Tree Cursed (Mt 21:18-19) and Cleansing of the Temple (Mt 21:12-17)
Tuesday – Fig Tree Withered (Mt 20-22), Christ’s Authority Questioned (Mt 21:23-27), 3 Parables (Mt 21:28-22:14), 3 Questions (Mt 22:15-40), Christ Questions Back (Mt 22:41-46), Woe to Pharisees (Mt 23:1-39), Widow’s Gift (Mk 12:41-44), Jews Reject (John 12:20-50), Olivet Discourse (Mt 24:1-25:46)
Wednesday – Plot to Kill Jesus (Mt 26:1-5) and Judas Agrees (Mt 26:14-16)
Thursday – Prep for Passover (Mt 26:17-19), Passover & Lord’s Supper (Mt 26:20-20), Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial (Mt:26:31-35), Foot Washing (John 13:1-20), Garden (Mt 26:36-46), Jesus Arrested (Mt 26:47-56), and 1st Jewish Trial (John 18:13-23)
Friday (Good Friday) – 2nd Jewish Trial (Mt 26:57-68), Peter’s Denial (Mt 26:69-75), 3rd Jewish Trial (Mt 27:1-2), 1st Roman Trial (Mt 27:2, 11-14), 2nd Roman Trial (Luke 23:6-12), 3rd Roman Trial (Mt 27:15-31), Crucifixion (Mt 27:32), Death (27:45-56), and Burial (Mt 27:57-61)
Saturday – Guard is set (Mt 27:62-66)
Sunday (Easter Sunday) – Resurrection (Mt 28:1-8), Jesus Appears to Mary (Mk 16:9-11), Jesus Appears to other women (Mt 28:9-10), Guard Report (Mt 28:11-15), Emmaus Road (Luke 24:13-32), and Jesus Appears to Disciples (Not Thomas) Luke 24:36-49
I encourage everyone to read over these Scripture and rejoice in all that Christ has done for us!