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Day by Day Guide for Passion Week

Updated: Mar 11, 2020

Sunday –

  • Jesus triumphant entrance into Jerusalem

Matthew 21:1-11

Mark 11:1-11

Luke 19:28-40

John 12:12-19

Monday –

  • Curses the fig tree on the way into the city

Matthew 21:18-22

  • Weeps over Jerusalem

Luke 19:41-44

  • Cleanses the temple for the second time in His ministry

Mark 11:15-19

Luke 19:45-48

Tuesday –

  • Finds the fig tree withered; teaches on faith

Mark 11:20-25

Wednesday – Silent Day

  • No record in the Gospels, but much activity as Jesus prepares for the Last Supper and as Judas and Sanhedrin prepare for Jesus’ arrest.

Thursday –

  • Peter and John sent to make preparation for Passover Meal

Luke 22:7-13

  • Lord’s Supper instituted

Matthew 26:26-29

Luke 22:14-20

  • To Garden of Gethsemane; Jesus’ agony

Matthew 26:36-46

Mark 14:32-42

Luke 22:39-46

  • Betrayal by Judas; arrest by Sanhedrin

Matthew 26:47-56

John 18:1-11

Friday –

The trials of Jesus Christ

  • First trial, before Annas

  • Second [and primary] trial before Sanhedrin; Jesus is condemned, misused

  • Third trial, immediately at dawn

  • Fourth trial, before Pilate

  • Fifth trial, before Herod

  • Sixth trail, before Pilate

  • Jesus is scourged

  • Jesus bears His cross to the gate on north of city and is crucified around 9am

Matthew 26:57-27:44

Mark 14:53-72

Luke 22:54-23:25

John 18:12-19:16

Jesus’ Seven Saying from the Cross

The Death of the God-Man

  • About 3pm; veil torn, rocks rent; some graves opened and people rise [to mortality] and go into the city

  • Jesus’ side pierced

  • Passover lambs slain in temple

  • Jesus buried by sundown

Matthew 27:45-61

Mark 15:16-47

Luke 23:26-56

John 19:16-37

Saturday –

  • At the request of the Jewish leadership; Pilate grants a guard and sets a seal on the tomb of Jesus

Matthew 27:62-66

Sunday –

Jesus Christ rises from the dead and makes appearances on the day of His rising to:

  • Mary Magdalene and other women who come to the tomb.

Matthew 28:1-10

Mark 16:1-9

John 20:11-18

  • To disciples on the road to Emmaus

Luke 24:13-35

  • To the astonished disciples [Thomas is absent]

John 20-19-23

Luke 24:36-49

  • To Simon Peter [nowhere recorded, but alluded to in Luke 24:33-34]

[some info adapted from – Doug Bookman]

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