Contributed on Feb 11, 2019
When Jesus started the last week of his life on earth, He knew exactly what was coming and what He was doing.
Today, we’re beginning a series that will lead us up to Easter Sunday. We’re going to look at the Last Week of Our Lord’s Life, beginning with the Sunday before His crucifixion and ending with the Sunday of His resurrection. Here we read about the event that marked the start of the last week of our ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2019
Jesus had a right to be angry with the people of God in His day. Does He have a right to be angry with God's people today?
There are a few times in the gospels where we read about our Lord becoming angry. This was one of those times. On the previous evening, Sunday evening, Jesus had gone to the temple area with His disciples and looked around. Apparently, what He saw there angered Him very much, for the next day, ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2019
If the church is to be fruitful, we must pray.
On Monday of the last week of our Lord’s life, Jesus went to Jerusalem with His disciples and cleansed the temple. On their way there, they’d come upon a fig tree. Seeing the tree was in leaf, Jesus went to see if it had any fruit. When He found nothing but leaves, He said to the tree, “May no one ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2019
From the worshiping women in Mark 14, we learn three things about the kind of worship that Jesus approves of.
John says (John 12:1) Jesus arrived in Bethany 6 days before Passover, which means He arrived on Saturday. He and His disciples stayed in Bethany each evening during the first part of the last week of His life. They’d journey 2 miles into Jerusalem, He’d teach the people, stop for the evening at ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2019
How did Jesus use the Passover to institute the Lord's Supper?
In advance, Jesus had arranged a colt to be ready for His ride into Jerusalem on the first day of the week; and here we see that all His arrangements had been made long beforehand. (READ TEXT) The disciples wanted to know where they’d eat Passover, so Jesus sent them to Jerusalem saying to look for ...read more
Contributed on Mar 25, 2019
A consideration of our Lord's struggle in Gethsemane.
Jesus was about to face the cross. To prepare for what He knew He must do, He retreated to Gethsemane’s garden with His disciples. He had them sit at a certain place and then the three who were closest to Him went a little farther into the garden. As they walked, He said, “My soul is overwhelmed ...read more
Contributed on Apr 1, 2019
There were three sets of people present at our Lord's betrayal.
Last time, we looked at our Lord’s struggle in Gethsemane. We said it was in Gethsemane that Jesus overcame the reluctance of His flesh to submit to the trial and task of the cross. Having spent time in prayer with the Father about what He was being asked to face, Jesus was prepared. After this ...read more
Contributed on Apr 8, 2019
Jesus endured six trials before the kind of men that He will one day judge in eternity.
Jesus was put on trial six different times before three different courts. The three Jewish trials of Jesus. Trial 1 - READ John 18:12-14, 19-24. Jesus was forst taken to the home of Annas. History says Annas was the power in Jerusalem. He once served as High Priest. Under Rome, the office of ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2019
What was significant about the death of Jesus on the cross?
We come now to the last day of our Lord’s life on this earth. This was the day He was to die for the sins of the world. That’s why He came. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.” - Mark 10:45 (Amplified) The idea behind ...read more