Summary: THURSDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY LOOKED DISMAL, BUT SUNDAY'S ON THE WAY
SUNDAY’S ON THE WAY
SUNDAY’S ON THE WAY!
Are you living in a NEVER-ENDING THURSDAY struggling to make it while your world seems to be falling apart?
Are you living in an ENDLESS FRIDAY watching your hopes and dreams slowly die?
Are you living in a DARK, DEPRESSED SATURDAY? Your will to live slipping away
HELLO, MY NAME IS PETER
It’s Thursday evening
and we were enjoying a private dinner with the JESUS. It should have been a great celebration, But Jesus kept talking about betrayal and death. WE couldn’t understand what he was getting at, then he broke the bread and told us it was his body. Then He passed the wine and said this is my blood. Everyone seemed depressed.
After dinner We went to the garden where Jesus liked to pray. It was a beautiful garden. We felt secure believing that if their master’s life were in danger He would have stayed at the upper room.
It was so dark as JESUS went to pray; we couldn’t stay awake.
Suddenly torches were everywhere, and a group of soldiers was coming, being led by Judas. I became angry and drew my sword and cut off someone’s ear. The LORD rebuked me and told me to put up the sword. The soldiers took JESUS prisoner and took him before the Sanhedrin
Fearful for my own live I ran away. After getting my nerve back I stood in the courtyard, I even denied knowing him.
IT’S NOW FRIDAY
The sentence has been passed, DEATH by crucifixion. I couldn’t stand to watch as he was ridiculed and beaten, So I ran away again. John told me all that happened at the cross, How Jesus ask GOD to forgive those that hurt Him, and how he hung his head and said it is FINISHED and died.
IT’S NOW SATURDAY
When Saturday morning came, We realized that JESUS was truly dead and all our dreams were crushed. All hope was gone, all I could remember was that I had denied Him. It was the WORST DAY OF MY LIFE.
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN SOMETHING HAPPENED:
1.THE STONE WAS ROLLED AWAY
2.THE TOMB WAS EMPTY
3. JESUS IS ALIVE
SUNDAY’S IS ON THE WAY !
The Lord’s Supper
14 When the time came for Jesus and the apostles to eat, 15 he said to them, “I have very much wanted to eat this Passover meal with you before I suffer. 16 I tell you that I will not eat another Passover meal until it is finally eaten in God’s kingdom.”
17 Jesus took a cup of wine in his hands and gave thanks to God. Then he told the apostles, “Take this wine and share it with each other. 18 I tell you that I will not drink any more wine until God’s kingdom comes.”
19 Jesus took some bread in his hands and gave thanks for it. He broke the bread and handed it to his apostles. Then he said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Eat this as a way of remembering me!”
20 After the meal he took another cup of wine in his hands. Then he said, “This is my blood. It is poured out for you, and with it God makes his new agreement. 21 The one who will betray me is here at the table with me! 22 The Son of Man will die in the way that has been decided for him, but it will be terrible for the one who betrays him!”
23 Then the apostles started arguing about who would ever do such a thing.
Jesus Is Arrested
47 While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd came up. It was led by Judas, one of the twelve apostles. He went over to Jesus and greeted him with a kiss.[h]
48 Jesus asked Judas, “Are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?”
49 When Jesus' disciples saw what was about to happen, they asked, “Lord, should we attack them with a sword?” 50 One of the disciples even struck at the high priest’s servant with his sword and cut off the servant’s right ear.
51 “Enough of that!” Jesus said. Then he touched the servant’s ear and healed it.
52 Jesus spoke to the chief priests, the temple police, and the leaders who had come to arrest him. He said, “Why do you come out with swords and clubs and treat me like a criminal? 53 I was with you every day in the temple, and you didn’t arrest me. But this is your time, and darkness[i] is in control.”
The Death of Jesus
28 Jesus knew that he had now finished his work. And in order to make the Scriptures come true, he said, “I am thirsty!” 29 A jar of cheap wine was there. Someone then soaked a sponge with the wine and held it up to Jesus' mouth on the stem of a hyssop plant. 30 After Jesus drank the wine, he said, “Everything is done!” He bowed his head and died.