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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)
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
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
11 a.m. Jesus and the Criminal
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
Noon – “The Sixth Hour” Darkness Covers the Land
1 p.m. Jesus Cries Out to the Father
Jesus is Thirsty
2 p.m. It is Finished
3 p.m. – “The Ninth Hour” Jesus’ body dies