It is the most significant week in the history of the world. That is no exaggeration. Without the events of this week, there is no hope, no salvation. there is nothing that awaits us than eternal judgement and damnation. This is what was prophesied to the serpent in Genesis 3:15 and this is that, around which the whole Bible circulates. Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. And on Friday that is what He will do. And on Sunday He will rise from the dead, guaranteeing the resurrection and eternal life for all those included in the benefits of His death.
There will be a ton of stuff written this week regarding the events of Passion Week. We can only hope nothing new and novel will be added. It’s an old story, a true story, a stunningly amazing story. Below are the events of this week as we find them in the Books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. It never ceases to amaze me that almost half of the Gospel of John, over a quarter of the Gospel of Matthew, a quarter of the Gospel of Luke and over a third of the Gospel of Mark, deal with this one week in the life of our Lord. This is what the life of Jesus is all about. Everything points to this one week, this one weekend. The whole of the Bible is about this one week, this one weekend the whole of human history is about this one week, this one weekend. The song of heaven looks back on the events of this weekend.
And they sang a new song, saying,
“Worthy are you to take the scroll
and to open its seals,
for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God
from every tribe and language and people and nation,
10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God,
and they shall reign on the earth.”
It is helpful to get an overview of what went on that week. Why the people who put this together didn’t include the Gospel according to John is beyond me. But this is still helpful. I hope you find it so.