Contributed on Feb 11, 2005
This is on the Triumphal Entry.
Intro to Passion Week series. It is the most important week in history. All Gospels climax at this point. Matthew – 8 chs. Mark – 6 chs. Luke – 5½ chs. John – 9½ chs. 29 chs in all. Compare that with 4 on the first 30 years of Jesus’ life including his birth. Read Matthew 21:1-11. This ...read more
Contributed on Feb 21, 2005
This is on the cleansing of the Temple.
Last week recap: Palm Sunday and Triumphal Entry: donkey, crowds, cheering, etc. Mark places the temple cleansing on the next day, while in Matthew it appears to happen the same. It probably happened the next day. Read Matthew 21:12-17. This passage has often been misunderstood. At times ...read more
Contributed on Feb 25, 2005
This is about the parable of the two sons.
Passion Week Act 3 Teaching Jesus spent a great deal of time his last week on earth teaching. In this time we have the Great Commandment, the sheep and the goats, the signs of the end of the age, and many other famous teachings of Jesus. Read Matthew 21:28-32. We have here a clear simple ...read more
Contributed on Mar 5, 2005
This is on the Lord’s Supper.
The action really kicks into gear now. The events move at an ever-increasing pace from this point. It’s a blur, a whirlwind. Chapter 26 starts with the religious elite plotting to kill Jesus. Jesus is then anointed. Judas agrees to hand Jesus over. Read Matthew 26:17-29. The first thing we ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2005
This is about Jesus praying in the Garden.
Passion Week Act 5 Praying After the Last Supper, Jesus and 11 disciples left the Upper Room and headed to the Garden of Gethsemane. On the way, Jesus told them that they would abandon him, and Peter would even deny Jesus three times. Read Matthew 26:36-46. We have a vivid picture in this ...read more