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The Last Days of Jesus

The week of Easter is often referred to as Passion Week (or Holy Week) among followers of Jesus Christ. We know it that way because of the passion Jesus showed to fulfill His Fathers purpose for redemption as He faithfully walked through the persecution, ridicule, criticism, pain, suffering, beating, death and ultimate resurrection.

The following is a simple outline of the events of the last week of Jesus’ life. I have attached dates that are not intended to correspond historically, but only serve as a reference to correspond to our week as we follow along with the final days of Jesus’ life.

As a follower of Jesus Christ, this is one of the most significant and meaningful weeks of the entire year for me. I encourage you to follow along each day. While you do, spend personal time this week with the Father, the Son and the Spirit in the study of His word and in gratitude for all that He did and continues to do with great passion for you. Unpack the word. Examine the text. Feel the emotion, intrigue, pain, betrayal of all that is happening. But, above all grasp the love that Jesus has for you that He would choose to endure all of this for you and me. Let Romans 5:8 resonate through your heart and life this week;

But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us! (HCSB)

Jesus Enters Jerusalem

Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-10; Luke 19;28-44; John 12:12-19

Jesus Predicts His Death

John 12:20-36

Jesus Visits the Temple

Matthew 21:14-17; Mark 11:11

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

Matthew 21:17-22; Mark 11:12-14

Jesus Cleanses the Temple

Matthew 21:12-17; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-48

Jesus Teaches about the Fig Tree

Matthew 21:20-22; Mark 11:20-26

Jesus Teaches in the Temple

Matthew 21:23-23:39; Mark 11:27-12:44; 
Luke 20:1-21:4

Jesus Predicts the Future

Matthew 24-25; Mark 13:1-37; Luke 21:5-36

The Plot against Jesus

Luke 22:1-2

Preparations for the Passover

Matthew 26:17-19; Mark 14:17-23; Luke 22:7-13

The Final Passover

Matthew 26:20-29; Mark 14:17-23; Luke 22:14-30

The Last Supper

John 13:1-17:26

Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

Matthew 26:31-35; Mark 14:27-31; Luke 22:31-34

The Garden of Gethsemane

Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:40-46

The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus

Luke 22:47-53; Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; John 18:2-12

The Jewish Trial of Jesus

Luke 22:63-71; Matthew 26:57, 59-68; 
Mark 14:53, 55-65

Peter Denies Jesus

Luke 22:54-62; Matthew 26:58, 69-75; 

Mark 14:54, 66-72; John 18:15-18, 25-27

Judas Hangs Himself

Matthew 27:3-10

The Roman Trial of Jesus

Luke 23:1-7; Luke 23:13-25; Matthew 27:11-14; 
Mark 15:2-5; John 18:28-38

The Road to Golgotha

Luke 23:26-49; Matthew 27:27-34; Mark 15:6-15; 
John 18:38-19:16

The Crucifixion

Luke 23:33-43; Matthew 27:35-44; Mark 15:33-41; John 19:28-37

The Death of Jesus

Matthew 27:45-56; Mark 15:33-41; Luke 23:44-49; John 19:28-37

The Burial of Jesus

Luke 23:50-56; Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; John 19:38-42

The Jewish Leaders Post Guards

Matthew 27:62-66

Women Discover the Empty Tomb

Matthew 28:1-7; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24:1-7; 
John 20:1-10

Peter and John Rush to the Tomb

Luke 24:12; John 20:3-10

Encounter on Emmaus Road

Luke 24:13-35

Jesus Appears to the Ten without Thomas

Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-23

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