A Simple Yes NoMarch 31, 2022
Did God Turn His Back on Jesus?April 13, 2022
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Each year I try to follow my best friend Jesus as he navigates his final week.
On Friday I try to “be with him” throughout the day during his horrible ordeal.
I call it a horrible ordeal, but he calls it a triumph, and he says, “I did this for you, Sam, because I love you, and you so desperately needed me to do this for you.
Luke 19:1-44 / Mt 21:1-11
(As Jesus is entering Jerusalem as “The Lamb of God” the Jews are selecting their Passover Lamb to be slaughtered on Passover – the same day Jesus will be crucified)
Jesus clears the temple
Authority challenged in the temple
Jesus teaches & confronts the Jewish leaders
Greeks ask to see Jesus
The Olivet Discourse
Bible does not address this,
probably stayed in Bethany with disciples.
Mary washes Jesus’s head & feet
Judas agrees to betray Jesus
The Last Supper: at dusk
Jesus speaks to disciples in the Upper Room
Jesus struggles in Gethsemane
Jesus is arrested: midnight/1:00am-ish
Through the night/Early morning
Trial by Jewish and Roman authorities
Denied by Peter
Mt 26:6-13; John 12:1-8
Mt 26:26-29; Mk 14:22-25
Mt 26:57-27:2 & 27:11-31
Note: Many of the actual times of these events are not recorded in Scripture. The timeline represents an approximate sequence of events.
4:00 – 5:00 a.m. Peter denies Jesus
(Matthew 27:74; Mark 15:8; Luke 22:60; John 18:27)
At Daybreak: Before Sanhedrin Jesus states “I am the Son of God” thus sealing his fate.
They spit in his face, slap him and strike him with fist repeatedly.
They take him to Pilate
6 a.m. Jesus Stands Trial Before Pilate
(Matthew 27:11-14; Mark 15:2-5; Luke 23:1-5; John 18:28-37)
- Jesus Sent to Herod
7 a.m. Jesus Returned to Pilate
(Luke 23:11 John 19:1- …) He is flogged. Then the soldiers take over: crown of thorns mashed into his head, the purple robe, the soldiers strike him repeatedly
- Jesus is Sentenced to Death
(Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:23-24; John 19:16)
8 a.m. Jesus is Led Away to Calvary
(Matthew 27:32-34; Mark 15:21-24; Luke 23:26-31; John 19:16-17)
9 a.m. – “The Third Hour” Jesus is Crucified on the Cross
The Soldiers Cast Lots for Jesus’ Clothing
10 a.m. Jesus is Insulted and Mocked
- Matthew 27:39-40 – And the people passing by shouted abuse, shaking their heads in mockery. “So! You can destroy the Temple and build it again in three days, can you? Well then, if you are the Son of God, save yourself and come down from the cross!” (NLT)
- Mark 15:31 – The leading priests and teachers of religious law also mocked Jesus. “He saved others,” they scoffed, “but he can’t save himself!” (NLT)
- Luke 23:36-37 – The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” (NLT)
- Luke 23:39 – One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Christ? Save yourself and us!” (NIV)
11 a.m. Jesus and the Criminal
- Luke 23:40-43 – But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”
Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” (NIV)
Jesus Speaks to Mary and John
- John 19:26-27 – When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Woman, he is your son.” And he said to this disciple, “She is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home. (NLT)
Noon – “The Sixth Hour” Darkness Covers the Land
- Mark 15:33 – At the sixth hour darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour. (NLT)
1 p.m. Jesus Cries Out to the Father
- Matthew 27:46 – And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (NKJV) He is quoting Psalm 22 and stating that his Father has not – I repeat has not – abandoned him.
Jesus is Thirsty
- John 19:28-29 – Jesus knew that everything was now finished, and to fulfill the Scriptures he said, “I am thirsty.” A jar of sour wine was sitting there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put it on a hyssop branch, and held it up to his lips. (NLT)
2 p.m. It is Finished
3 p.m. – “The Ninth Hour” Jesus’ body dies