THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE DEATH OF JESUS CHRIST

SUNDAY

1)    The triumphal entry into Jerusalem – Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-44; John 12:1-11

MONDAY

1)    Fig tree is cursed – Matthew 21:18-19; Mark 11:12-14
2)    Temple is cleansed – Matthew 21:12-13; Mark 11:15-19; Luke 19:45-46

TUESDAY

1)    Teaching on faith – Matthew 21:20-22; Mark 11:20-24
2)    Teaching on forgiveness – Mark 11:25-26
3)    Religious leaders question Jesus authority – Matthew 21:23-27; Mark 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8
4)    Jesus teaches on His Messiahship – John 12:23-50
5)    Parable of the vineyard owner – Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12; Luke 20:9-19
6)    Religious leaders question Jesus on taxes – Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17; Luke 20:20-26
7)    Religious leaders question Jesus on the resurrection – Matthew 22:23-33; Mark 12:18-27; Luke 20:27-40
8)    Religious leader questions Jesus on the greatest commandment – Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34
9)    Jesus questions religious leaders about the Messiah – Matthew 22:41-45; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44
10)  Jesus condemns the religious leaders – Matthew 23:1-14; Mark 12:38-40; Luke 20:45-47
11)  Teaching on giving – Mark 12:41-44; Luke 21:1-4
12)  Jesus prophecy on temple destruction – Matthew 24:1-3; Mark 13:1-4; Luke 21:5-7
13)  Teaching on end times – Matthew 24:4-26; Mark 13:5-23; Luke 21:8-24
14)  Teaching on His return – Matthew 24:29-31; Mark 13:24-27; Luke 21:25-28
15)  Parable of the fig tree – Matthew 24:32-35; Mark 13:28-31; Luke 21:29-33
16)  Exhortation to watch – Matthew 24:36-51; Mark 13:32-37; Luke 21:34-36
17)  Religious leaders plot to murder Jesus – Matthew 26:1-5; Mark 14:1-2; Luke 22:1-2
18)  Mary anoints Jesus with oil – Matthew 26:6-13; Mark 14:3-9; John 12:2-8
19)  Judas plans to betray Jesus – Matthew 26:14-16; Mark 14:10-11; Luke 22:3-6
20)  Preparation for the Passover – Matthew 26:17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 22:7-13
21)  Jesus washes the disciples’ feet – John 13:1-20
22)  Jesus prophecy about His betrayer – Matthew 26:20-25; Mark 14:17-21; Luke 22:21-23; John 13:21-30
23)  New Covenant is instituted – Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Luke 22:14-20
24)  Jesus prophecy on Peter’s denial – Matthew 26:30-35; Mark 14:26-31; Luke 22:31-39; John 13:36-38
25)  Jesus comforts His disciples and answers their questions – John 14:1-17:26
26)  Jesus and disciples in Gethsemane – Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46
27)  Judas betrays Jesus – Matthew 26:47-56; Mark 14:43-52; Luke 22:47-53; John 18:1-11
28)  Religious leaders put Jesus on trial and beat Him – Matthew 26:57-68; Mark 14:53-65; Luke 22:54-65; John 18:12-24
29)  Peter denies Jesus – Matthew 26:69-75; Mark 14:66-72; Luke 22:55-62; John 18:15-18; 18:25-27

WEDNESDAY

1)    Religious leaders deliver Jesus to Pilate for public trial – Matthew 27:1-23; Mark 15:1-14; Luke 23:1-23; John 18:28-19:15
2)    Jesus is whipped and beaten by Romans – Matthew 27:26-34; Mark 15:15-23; Luke 23:24-32; John 19:1-3
3)    Jesus is crucified – Matthew 27:35-56; Mark 15:24-41; Luke 23:33-49; John 19:16-37
4)    Jesus is buried before Passover begins at sundown – Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-55; John 19:38-42

The Wednesday opinion states that there were two Sabbaths that week. After the first one (the one that occurred on the evening of the crucifixion [Mark 15:42; Luke 23:52-54]), the women purchased spices—note that they made their purchase after the Sabbath (Mark 16:1). The Wednesday view holds that this “Sabbath” was the Passover (see Leviticus 16:29-31, 23:24-32, 39, where high holy days that are not necessarily the seventh day of the week are referred to as the Sabbath). The second Sabbath that week was the normal weekly Sabbath. Note that in Luke 23:56, the women who had purchased spices after the first Sabbath returned and prepared the spices, then “rested on the Sabbath.” The argument states that they could not purchase the spices after the Sabbath, yet prepare those spices before the Sabbath—unless there were two Sabbaths. With the two-Sabbath view, if Christ was crucified on Thursday, then the high holy Sabbath (the Passover) would have begun Thursday at sundown and ended at Friday sundown—at the beginning of the weekly Sabbath or Saturday. Purchasing the spices after the first Sabbath (Passover) would have meant they purchased them on Saturday and were breaking the Sabbath. Therefore, according to the Wednesday viewpoint, the only explanation that does not violate the biblical account of the women and the spices and holds to a literal understanding of Matthew 12:40, is that Christ was crucified on Wednesday. The Sabbath that was a high holy day (Passover) occurred on Thursday, the women purchased spices (after that) on Friday and returned and prepared the spices on the same day, they rested on Saturday which was the weekly Sabbath, then brought the spices to the tomb early Sunday. Jesus was buried near sundown on Wednesday, which began Thursday in the Jewish calendar. Using a Jewish calendar, you have Thursday night (night one), Thursday day (day one), Friday night (night two), Friday day (day two), Saturday night (night three), Saturday day (day three). We do not know exactly what time He rose, but we do know that it was before sunrise on Sunday. He could have risen as early as just after sunset Saturday evening, which began the first day of the week to the Jews. The discovery of the empty tomb was made just at sunrise (Mark 16:2), before it was fully light (John 20:1). gotquestions.org

SIGN OF THE TIME JESUS SPENT IN THE GRAVE

Matthew 12:38-40 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

John 2:18-22 So the Jews answered and said to Him, “What sign do You show to us, since You do these things?” Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” Then the Jews said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?” But He was speaking of the temple of His body. Therefore, when He had risen from the dead, His disciples remembered that He had said this to them; and they believed the Scripture and the word which Jesus had said.


PROPHECY BY JESUS OF THE TIME SPENT IN THE GRAVE

Mark 8:31 And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

Mark 10:32-34 Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”

Luke 24:44-48 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures. Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things.

FULFILLMENT OF PASSOVER BY JESUS CHRIST THE LAMB OF GOD

The sacrificial animal, which was either a lamb or goat, was necessarily a male, one year old, and without blemish. Each family or society offered one animal together, which did not require the "semikah" (laying on of hands), although it was obligatory to determine who were to take part in the sacrifice that the killing might take place with the proper intentions. Only those who were circumcised and clean before the Law might participate, and they were forbidden to have leavened food in their possession during the act of killing the paschal lamb. The animal was slain on the eve of the Passover, on the afternoon of the 14th of Nisan, after the Tamid sacrifice had been killed, i.e., at three o'clock. Wikipedia Encyclopedia.

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