Friday, March 26, 2010

Jesus' Last Week

I read somewhere that, in order to celebrate Easter in his spiritual walk, a popular Christian author (I think it was Philip Yancey) read each day of the last week of Jesus' life on earth on the corresponding day of the present Easter week. I did this in 2008 and am planning on doing it again this year. I'm posting the "schedule" for those who'd like to do this as well. You begin reading this Sunday, which is Palm Sunday. Scripture passages are from my NIV Study Bible.

Sunday
The Triumphal Entry; Jerusalem
Mt 21:1-11; Mk 11:1-10; Lk 19:29-44; Jn 12:12-19

Monday
Jesus curses the fig tree
Mt 21:18-19; Mk 11:12-14

Jesus cleanses the temple
Mt 21:12-13; Mk 11:15-18

Tuesday
The authority of Jesus questioned
Mt 21:23-27; Mk 11:27-33; Lk 20:1-8

Jesus teaches in the temple
Mt 21:28-23:39; Mk 12:1-44; Lk 20:9-21:4

Jesus anointed
Mt 26:6-13; Mk 14:3-9; Jn 12:2-11

Wednesday
The plot against Jesus
Mt 26:14-16; Mk 14:10-11; Lk 22:3-6

Thursday
The Last Supper
Mt 26:17-29; Mk 14:12-25; Lk 22:7-20; Jn 13:1-38

Jesus comforts the disciples
Jn 14:1-16: 33

Gethsemane
Mt 26:36-46; Mk 14:32-42; Lk 22:40-46

Thursday night and Friday
Jesus' arrest and trial
Mt 26:45-27:26; Mk 14:43-15:15; Lk 22:47-23:25; Jn 18:2-19:16

Friday
Jesus' crucifixion and death
Mt 27:27-56; Mk 15:16-41; Lk 23:26-49; Jn 19:17-30

The burial of Jesus
Mt 27:57-66; Mk 15:42-47; Lk 23:50-56; Jn 19:31-42

Sunday
AFTER THE RESURRECTION
The empty tomb
Mt 28:1-10; Mk 16:1-8; Lk 24:1-12; Jn 20:1-10

Mary Magdalene sees Jesus in the garden
Mt 16:9-11; Jn 20:11-18

Jesus appears to the two going to Emmaus
Mk 16:12-13; Lk 24:13-35

Jesus appears to 10 disciples
Mk 16:14; Lk 24:36-43; Jn 20:19-25

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