February 29, 2020

Jesus’ Baptism

Event number 17. Jesus’ baptism – Matthew 3:13-17, Mark 1:9-11, Luke 3:21-23

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Jesus’ baptism marks the initiation and introduction of his ministry to the Jewish people, God’s people. It was Jesus’ first public act as the promised Messiah. This alone makes the event enormously important.

But there were other aspects of the event that make it worthy [Read more…]

Galilean Ministry

After John (the Baptist) was arrested, Jesus went to Galilee, preaching the good news of God: “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe in the good news!” – Mark 1:14-15 (HCSB)

The first 30 years of Jesus’ life were spent in preparation for a ministry of redemption. The year following his baptism was a period of introduction during which he put the people and religious leaders on notice; “I am the Messiah you’ve been waiting for.” [Read more…]

Events in the Galilean Ministry

Below is a numbered listing of all recorded events in the Galilean Ministry Period. This is not an exhaustive listing of every text in the Gospels. (Luke’s introduction, for example, is not included because it is related to Luke’s writing of the Gospel rather than the events of Jesus’ life.) Further, the number and order of events is not always [Read more…]

Passion Week

The next day, when the large crowd that had come to the festival (Passover) heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, they took palm branches and went out to meet Him. They kept shouting: Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord –the King of Israel! – John 12:12-13 (HCSB)

In all of history, there has never been a more important week, nor will there ever be. This is the focal point of eternity; the point at which Satan is defeated and redemption is sealed. Every moment prior to this was merely prelude; a longing in anticipation of this week. Every moment since has been and will be a celebration in the halls of eternity; a testimony to the price paid and the victory won during that pivotal week; the week we call the PASSION WEEK. [Read more…]

Events in the Passion Week

Below is a numbered listing of all recorded events in the Passion Week. This is not an exhaustive listing of every text in the Gospels. (Luke’s introduction, for example, is not included because it is related to Luke’s writing of the Gospel rather than the events of Jesus’ life.) Further, the number and order of events is not always [Read more…]

The Sanhedrin Plots Against Jesus & Lazarus

Event number 158. The Sanhedrin plots against Jesus & Lazarus – John 11:55-12:1,9-11

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Mary of Bethany Anoints Jesus

Event number 159. Mary of Bethany anoints Jesus – Matthew 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, John 12:2-8

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Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem

Event number 160. Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem – Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, John 12:12-19

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Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

Event number 161. Jesus curses a fig tree – Matthew 21:18-19, Mark 11:12-14

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Jesus Cleanses the Temple and Ministers There

Event number 162. Jesus cleanses the temple and ministers there – Matthew 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48

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