From The Pastor’s Heart – March 28, 2018

The events of this week in the life of Jesus are the most important thing we celebrate as Christians. I’m a little late getting this out but I would encourage you to read about the events of each day this week and prayerfully consider what our Lord and Saviour has done for us. Beginning with Palm Sunday, walk the steps of Jesus Christ this Holy Week; visiting each of the major events that occurred during our Savior’s week of passion.

Holy Week Timeline – (The exact order of events during Holy Week is debated by Bible scholars. This timeline represents an approximate outline of major events.)

Day 1: Palm Sunday’s Triumphal Entry – Jesus’ Triumphal Entry is recorded in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19.

Day 2: Monday Jesus Clears the Temple – Monday’s events are recorded in Matthew 21:12–22, Mark 11:15–19, Luke 19:45-48, and John 2:13-17.

Day 3: Tuesday in Jerusalem, Mount of Olives – The tumultuous events of Tuesday and the Olivet Discourse are recorded in Matthew 21:23–24:51, Mark 11:20–13:37, Luke 20:1–21:36, and John 12:20–38.

Day 4: Silent Wednesday – The Bible doesn’t say what the Lord did on Wednesday of Passion Week. Scholars speculate that after two exhausting days in Jerusalem, Jesus and his disciples spent this day resting in Bethany in anticipation of the Passover.

Day 5: Thursday’s Passover, Last Supper – Thursday’s events are recorded in Matthew 26:17–75, Mark 14:12-72, Luke 22:7-62, and John 13:1-38.

Day 6: Good Friday’s Trial, Crucifixion, Death, Burial – Friday’s events are recorded in Matthew 27:1-62, Mark 15:1-47, Luke 22:63-23:56, and John 18:28-19:37.

Day 7: Saturday in the Tomb – Saturday’s events are recorded in Matthew 27:62-66, Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56, and John 19:40.

Day 8: Resurrection Sunday! – Sunday’s events are recorded in Matthew 28:1-13, Mark 16:1-14, Luke 24:1-49, and John 20:1-23.

Join us on Sunday morning to celebrate His resurrection beginning with breakfast at 8am.

Have a blessed week!

Pastor Joe

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