Matthew 26:17-30; Mark 14:12-26; Luke 22:7-23; John 13:1-30
In an upper room Jesus prepared both himself and his disciples for his death. He gave the Passover meal a new meaning. The loaf of bread and cup of wine represented his body soon to be sacrificed and his blood soon to be shed. And so he instituted ‘The Lord’s Supper.” After singing a hymn they went to the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed in agony, knowing what lay ahead of him.
Consider this as a family: What do you pray about? Encourage a family Lord’s Supper.
What happened on this day is not specifically mentioned in the Gospels. While we do not know exactly what Jesus did on this day, it is assumed by many Biblical scholars that he and the disciples rested after two exhausting days in Jerusalem and prepared for the Passover.
Consider this as a family: What do you think Jesus would have done on this day?
Matthew 21:23-24:51; Mark 11:27-13:37; Luke 20:1-21:36
Jesus evaded the traps set by the priests.
ON THE MOUNT OF OLIVES OVERLOOKING JERUSALEM
(Tuesday afternoon, exact location unknown)
He taught in parables and warned the people against the Pharisees. He predicted the destruction of Herod’s great Temple and told his disciples about future events, including his own return.
Consider this as a family: What would Jesus warn you about?
Matthew 21:10-17; Mark 11:15-18; Luke 19:45-48
The next day he returned to the Temple and found the court of the Gentiles full of traders and money changers making large profits as they gave out Jewish coins in exchange for ‘pagan’ money. Jesus drove them out and overturned their tables.
Consider this as a family: What does God want to clean up in your life? In your family?